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26 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
45: Consulting with Behavioral Science
We have Raphaelle March, Head of Behavioral Design at Cowry Consulting, joining us to share how behavioral science can provide creative and effective solutions to solve complex problems across industries. She shares some interesting case studies from construction and insurance industry. Hosted by Professor David Just and Afshan Husain
33 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
44: Is Behavioral Science the Answer?
Behavioral Scientist Matt Walleart joins us to talk about his passion for behavioral science, what drew him to the field, and his diverse experience in applying behavioral science. Listen to his take on what he thinks is the future of behavioral science. Hosted by Professor David Just and Afshan Husain
33 minutes | May 14, 2020
43: Context Matters: Behavioral Economics and Development
Anisha Singh, Research Director at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics joins us from Nairobi to share her experience in applying behavioral science in the Global South. Join us in this exciting episode to understand how behavioral science learnings are contextualised across different cultures and economies. Anisha shares great insights about the challenges of running field experiments in developing countries. Hosted by Professor David Just, Afshan Husain and Stuti Agarwal.
43 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
42: Better Outcomes with Behavioral Science
Dr. Jason Riis, founder and president of Behavioralize joins us to talk about his journey applying behavioral science in solving problems in food consumption and healthcare. He is passionate about analysing behavioral biases and shares some fascinating work that Behavioralize is doing in the behavioral consulting space. Hosted by Professor David Just, Afshan Husain and Stuti Agarwal.
31 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
41: Behavioral Economics in Advertising
We are back! For the first episode of 2020 we have Mr. Daniel Bennett, Director of Behavioral Consulting Unit at Ogilvy UK. He talks to us about his some really interesting applications of behavioral theory in marketing and advertising to solve rather sticky problems. Hosed by Professor David Just and Afshan Husain.
35 minutes | Aug 6, 2018
40: Gender Equality
For this episode we’re joined by Octaviano Canuto of the World Bank to talk about how gender equality promotes development. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.
27 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
39: Food Waste
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Richard Swannell of WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) to discuss food waste. We talk about how we can reduce food waste by interpreting labeling and extending the life of a product. We also talk about the economic benefit of reducing food waste at home and for industries. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.
24 minutes | May 25, 2018
38: Women in Leadership
For this special episode we’re joined by Dean Lynn Perry Wooten, Dean of the Dyson School to talk about the incoming Dyson class and its constitution at the undergraduate and MPS level. From there we explore the greater makeup of our fields, discus the diversity therein and how to attract a wider array of people to them. He also talk about the dearth of diversity of CEOs and in C-Suites in general except for under some notable circumstances. Finally we quiz Dean Wooten about various topics in the context of overrated/underrated (borrowed from Planet Money’s, The Indicator). Hosted by Elaine Qiu, Yudong Rao, and Professor David Just.
35 minutes | May 8, 2018
37: Adopting Blockchain
We are joined by Dr. Feng Han, co-founder of Elastos and visiting scholar at Columbia University, to talk about his expertise in blockchain. We cover how blockchain can be adopted to help to inform consumers about the products they consume and how it can act as reassurance in communication and transactions. We also talk about how it might be adopted at a larger scale. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Yin Yu, and Professor David Just.
29 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
36: Soda Tax
Today we’re joined again by PhD candidate Jakina Debnam to talk about sugar-sweetened beverage (soda) taxes in Berkeley, Philadelphia and elsewhere. We talk about who these taxes affect the most and the reactions to the taxes from their local populations. We also talk about how similar taxes may be levied on other goods. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.
38 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
35: Responses to Labor Saving Technical Changes
We are joined by Professor Ravi Kanbur to talk about how technology has displaced jobs historically and is actively. We also talk about ways to account for this in our era with skilled workers, tax and transfer, and policy interventions. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.
28 minutes | Mar 22, 2018
34: Wage Stagnation
We’re joined by Dr. Ryan Nunn of the Brookings Institute to talk about wage stagnation; what contributes to it, how it has occurred of late, how the dissemination of knowledge about wages at a firm or in a field might affect it and what impact upcoming technologies might have on it. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.
28 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Today we’re joined by Professor Nancy Chau of Cornell University to talk about her research on sweatshops. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just.
27 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
32: Data Privacy
For this episode we are joined by PhD candidate Joy Wu and Professor Aija Leiponen to discuss data privacy; how it is collected, who possess it, and should we have more power to choose how it’s disclosed. Hosted by Elaine Qiu, Yudong Rao, and Professor David Just.
29 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
31: Social Capital
Professor Lindon Robison of Michigan State University joins us today to discuss his pioneering research on social capital. Hosted by Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu, and Professor David Just. twitter.com/MadHatEconomics email@example.com
30 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
30: Machine Learning
36 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
29: Honey Bees’ Choice
We are joined by Dr. Michael Smith to discuss his research on honey bee behavior, his passion and history of beekeeping and his study that garnered him an Ig Nobel Prize in 2015. Hosted by Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.
32 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
28: Quinoa Craze
We are joined today by Professor Marc Bellemare of the University of Minnesota to talk about his research on the recent price spike in quinoa due to its rising popularity in many western countries as a 'health food’ and how this rise as a viable export economically impacts those who traditionally grow and consume it. We also discuss how food staples become staples and why only eating food that indigenous to your region isn’t necessarily a good practice. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.
26 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
27: Farmer’s Preference
We are joined today by Dr. Jaap Sok of Wageningen University to discuss his recent research into farmer’s preference for blue tongue vaccinations. Hosted by Elaine Qiu, Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao and Professor David Just.
28 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
26: Technology for Health Promoting Behavior
We are joined by Professor Dan Connors of University of Colorado Denver to discuss his research on leveraging technology to increase efficiency in the healthcare system specifically in regards to fighting the opioid epidemic in the US. He also talks with us about using internet of things technology to promote better personal health. Hosted by Ceren Karacasu, Yudong Rao, Elaine Qiu and David Just.
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