Federal Innovators: Behavioral Economics Masterclass

The success of many federal policies and programs ultimately relies upon the behavior of individuals. Decades of research in human behavior has shown that small details in the design and context of programs can have a big impact on program uptake and completion.

This day-and-a-half long event will immerse participants in the insights from behavioral economics that are most useful to improve the delivery of government programs and tackle persistent challenges in federal programs and policy. The course is targeted at government officials in program agencies who are interested in using behavioral science to improve their programs. In addition to coordinating a lecture, ERS will contribute to the workshop by providing social science experts to facilitate group exercises. Program officials will come to the course with at least one program in mind to use as an example during group exercises, and facilitators will help each group to develop behavioral approaches to improve these programs.

Co-sponsored by:  United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service and ideas42

Location and date:
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC
June 12 & 13, 2014


Last updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

For more information, contact: Nathaniel Higgins