Impact University: Behavioral Economics/Psychology

Featured Talks

Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard Story of David and Goliath >

We traditionally think of the story of David and Goliath as the victory of a sly underdog over the might of a brutish champion. It turns out the tale has another piece of wisdom to offer on the nature of ‘giants,' strength, and weakness.

Behavioral Economics

Social Experiments to Fight Poverty >

Even our brightest innovations and most skilled executions require knowledge of human nature to fully realize. Fortunately, today we have the resources to harness our insights and more communally engage with our philanthropic efforts.

David Brooks

The Social Animal >

Columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with staggering implications for economics and politics as well as our own sense of self.

Sendhil Mullainathan

Solving Social Problems with a Nudge >

Sendhil Mullainathan asks a compelling question: what are the irrational choices we make that perpetuate poverty, corruption, discrimination?

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