Understanding Mind, Society and Behavior
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Understanding Mind, Society and Behavior

Live Blog Understanding Mind, Behavior, and Society

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET (15:30 -– 17:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank HQ (JB1-080) & Online

Photo: Kim Yeul / Egypt

The underlying assumption for many economic policies is that human behavior arises from “rational “choice, with individuals carefully weighing their choices, considering all readily available information, and making decisions on their own. In recent decades, however, novel policies based on a more accurate understanding of how people actually think and behave have shown great promise in addressing some of the most difficult development challenges, such as increasing productivity, breaking the cycle of poverty from one generation to the next, and acting on climate change.

Tune in on Dec 4, 2014  at 10:30 (EST) as experts discuss the findings of the latest World Development Report 2015 and explore ways in which a richer understanding of the human factor and its behavior can improve policy design, implementation and evaluation.

Follow the event via hashtag #WDRmind


President, World Bank Group
Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Co-Director, 2015 World Development Report, World Bank Group
Co-Director, World Development Report 2015, World Bank Group