Impact University: Tina Rosenberg


When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line >

Rosenberg, Tina. (2017-03-14, The New York Times): In Georgia, keeping students solvent until graduation brings their university big dividends.

Behavioral Economics

Escaping the Cycle of Scarcity >

Rosenberg, T. (2013-09-25, The New York Times): Do self-destructive behaviors among the poor cause poverty, or does poverty cause these behaviors? According to a new book, one explanation for bad decisions is scarcity -- not of money, but of mental capacity that we can employ to make decisions.


When Microcredit Won’t Do >

Rosenberg, T. (2011-01-31, The New York Times): Microcredit has had a significant impact on very poor people by allowing them to invest in things with the potential of gaining income in the future. Some companies, such as Soluciones Comunitarias, do not offer loans but instead use a different model -- consignment -- to improve the lives of the rural people of Guatemala.


To Fight Obesity, a Carrot, and a Stick >

Rosenburg, T. (2013-11-16, The New York Times): Obesity, particular among children, is a complicated and growing problem. However, there is hope in a number of initiatives and policies that have worked to promote, and enable, healthier lifestyles.


The Power of Talking to Your Baby >

Rosenberg, T. (2013-08-10, The New York Times): While there are lot of possible explanations for language and developmental gaps, evidence is mounting that simple speaking to and around children at a very early age is key to closing the distance.

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