22: Behavioral Econ in Developing Nations

Today we’re joined by special guest, creator and former host of Mad Hat Economics, Roberto Figari. We discuss Roberto’s work in implementing behavioral economics strategies in developmental situations in Africa.

20: Nudging Tax Compliance

We are joined this week by Professor Bill Schulze and Masters Student Seth Olson to discuss tax compliance. We examine how to nudge people into paying taxes with injunctive norms and cover some of Professor Schulze’s previous research on taxes.
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18: Confirmation Bias in Your (Fake?) News

Join us in a wide ranging discussion about confirmation bias in the news sources that we choose to follow in our everyday lives. We cover how in light of the societal shift in the US it has become important to branch out and digest sources that countervail our own opinions and to take a page out of the books of journalists and question the source and how it might spin the presentation of information.

16: The Ethics of Nudging

Join grad students Jackie Stein and Liz Bell and Professor David Just in discussing how your environment can influence your behavior, what nudges can do for you and how much nudging is too much. 
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