Behavioral economics has changed the way we implement public policy in the developed world.
It is time we harness its approaches to alleviate poverty in developing countries as well.
Theres nothing irrational about rising prices and falling demand. (March 14)
Randomized trials are not infalliblejust look at medicine. (March 15)
As the experimental program becomes its own kind of fad, other issues in development are being ignored. (March 16)
We want to empower locals to invent, so they can be collaborators, not just clients.
You cant teach a child to read with an immunization schedule. (March 17)
Even if experiments show us what to do, can we rely on government action? (March 18)
We cannot hope to understand individual behavior apart from the community itself. (March 21)
Context is important, and meticulous experimentation can improve our understanding of it. (March 22)