CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative hosted its second annual convening on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at UC Berkeley.
Faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics shared research advancing our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty. By merging insights from the traditionally independent fields of social and developmental psychology, behavioral economics, and public policy, we aimed to explore how scarcity and uncertainty affects cognition as well as mental health, beliefs, aspirations, and economic decision-making. Building on the momentum from our inaugural event, the convening highlighted exciting new research while strengthening a growing, interdisciplinary community of practice in this space.
Read a summary of key takeaways from the event here.
Research at the intersection of psychology and economics is shedding light on the ways in which resource scarcity, volatility and other dimensions of poverty impact economic decision-making, cognition, health and well-being, with far-reaching implications for health and economic development. On...
CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative hosted its first annual convening on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at UC Berkeley. Researchers within the disciplines of psychology and economics are each making important strides to advance our understanding of the causes and...
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