Pragmatic Optimism: How Behavioral Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty

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Date/Time:Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:World Affairs Series
Categories:Lectures
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Yale economist Dean Karlan is coauthor of More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy. His work demonstrates how small changes in development initiatives can drastically improve the well being of the poor. Karlan is a development economist who uses insights from behavioral and experimental economics in his work.