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Behavioral Economics and Global Health Conference - Fall 2016


On September 23, 2016 the Center for Effective Global Action and the Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance will host the 3rd annual Behavioral Economics & Global Health conference. The meeting brings together leading academics and practitioners from economics, psychology, and behavioral sciences to present ongoing research and discuss innovations in the field.  

Date and Time

Sep 23, 2016 8:30am — 5:15pm


Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA


Margaret McConnell, Harvard University
"Pre-Commitment Incentives, Cash Transfers and Delivery Facility Choice: A Randomized Control Trial in Nairobi, Kenya” (with Jessica Cohen)

Ericka G. Rascon-Ramirez, Middlesex University
"Hard Skills or Soft Talk: Unintended consequences of a vocational training and an inspiration talk on childbearing and sexual behavior in vulnerable youth" (with Maria Jones, Victor Orozco) Paper


Nick Wilson, White House Social & Behavioral Science Team
"Money, Masculinity, and Men's Health: Experimental Evidence on Demand for a Preventive Health Input" (with Willa Friedman) Paper

Anya Samek, University of Southern California
"When incentives backfire: Spillover effects in food choice" (with Manuela Angelucci, Silvia Prina, Heather Royer) Paper

Berk Ozler, World Bank
"When the Money Runs Out: Evaluating the Longer-Term Impacts of a Two Year Cash Transfer Program" (with Sarah Baird and Craig McIntosh)

Julian Jamison, World Bank
"Performance Contingent Incentives to Promote Behavior Change in Nigerian Health Facilities"

Reshmaan Hussam, Yale University
 “Handwashing and Habit Formation: A Test of Rational Addiction (with N. Rigol, G. Reggiani, and A. Rabbani) Paper

Kama Garrison, USAID
"Insights" into USAID's Behavior Change Work in Glboal Health

Co-organized by Manisha Shah, Will Dow, Willa Friedman, Ben Handel, and David Neal with Stefano DellaVigna and Ulrike Malmendier