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29-04-2020

B.E. GOOD! Podcast | Cass Sunstein: Nudging for Good From the White House to the Workplace

In our next episode of B.E. GOOD!, we will be speaking with Cass Sunstein, one of the leading legal scholars who, for the past fifteen years, has been at the forefront of behavioral economics.

Cass is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School and a prolific author, including the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, which has had an enormous impact in the field.

In this episode, we will:

– Learn how Cass came to collaborate with his friend Richard Thaler – and to work for President Obama, as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

– Hear his advice for policymakers and behavioral scientists in helping to combat both the coronavirus crisis and political polarization.

– Get Cass’ perspective on the power of behavioral science to make workplaces happier and more productive.

– Get a preview of his upcoming work on information disclosure – and hear why we all underestimate the importance of “cognitive scarcity”.

And check out a sketchnote of the episode:

Credit: Adrien Liard

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