Understanding Mind, Society and Behavior
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
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.