Behavioral Economics: How Latin Americans can better plan for the future

 

How can behavioral psychology and economics improve the decisions we make in areas such as health, savings, and infrastructure investment?

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Carlos Scartascini talk about how behavioral interventions can improve policy and citizen well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Common misconceptions about behavioral economics

 

Cass Sunstein from Harvard Law School responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) What are the biggest misconceptions about behavioral economics?
2) What are the biases affecting the work of development professionals?
3) How can governments in Latin America use behavioral economics?

Making behavior change stick in the long term

 

Katherine Milkman from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) How can we make behavior change stick in the long term?
2) How can policymakers apply lessons from behavioral science?
3) In what policy areas can behavioral science have an impact?

What is behavioral science?

 

Carlos Scartascini from the Inter-American Development Bank responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) What is behavioral science?
2) How is the IDB harnessing behavioral economics in Latin America?
3) What projects has the IDB done in this field?

How can governments use behavioral economics tools?

 

Gustavo Beliz from the IDB's Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean responds to three questions about behavioral economics

1) How can governments use behavioral economics tools?
2) Is Latin America set up to take advantage of behavioral economics?
3) Why is the IDB investing in these new tools?

Economía del Comportamiento - Behavioral Economics (Facebook Live)

¿Qué tiene que ver la psicología con políticas públicas para manejar desafíos como la corrupción, el ahorro, la congestión urbana o la obesidad? Entérate en esta conversación sobre la economía del comportamiento entre el Presidente del BID, Luis Alberto Moreno; Carlos Scartascini, economista principal del Departamento de Investigación del Banco; y Florencia López Boo, especialista senior de la División de Salud y Protección Social.

Information and citizen behavior- Public policies for better decisions

Citizens are often busy, stressed and they don´t have time or the tools to make take the right decisions. That's why the information you provide to them, how clear and concise it is, and how you distribute it can be important in determining how they behave. The IDB has conducted several interventions in which it offered clear information to citizens so they could make better decisions. We are working on environmental issues, providing information on pollution, on issues of citizen safety and the relationship with the police, and on conservation of resources like drinking water. In all cases, we seek to increase confidence in the State and greater demand for public policies with long-term benefits. At the IDB we are committed to continue designing and supporting public policies that improve the lives of Latin Americans.

Can Rewards Change Behavior?

Can Rewards Change Behavior?

What is behavioral science?

 

Alexandra De Filippo from The Behavioural Insights Team responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) What is behavioral science?
2) In what areas of public policy have behavioral interventions been most successful?
3) What are you working on with the IDB?

Why would a government want to utilize behavioral economics?

 

Cecilia Güemes from Charles III University of Madrid responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) Why would a government want to utilize behavioral economics?
2) Are there barriers to establishing behavioral economics units?
3) Is establishing a behavioral economics unit in Europe the same as doing so in Latin America?

Is Latin America taking advantage of the lessons of behavioral economics?

 

Fernando Torrente from Fundación INECO answers three questions about behavioral economics:

1) Is Latin America taking advantage of the lessons of behavioral economics?
2) In what areas of the region can these tools be applied?
3) What projects are you currently working on with the IDB?

How can behavioral economics be applied to public policy?

 

Lucio Castro, Argentina's former Secretary of Productivity Transformation, answers three questions about behavioral economics:

1) How can behavioral economics be applied to public policy?
2) How can we invest in these tools?
3) Are there IDB projects on this subject?

How can governments use behavioral economics tools?

Thomas Prehn from MindLab responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) How can governments use behavioral economics tools?
2) How can behavioral economics change policymaking?
3) What obstacles need to be overcome?

Why is it important to look at human behavior?

Alissa Fishbane from ideas42 responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) Why is it important to look at human behavior?
2) How do we ensure projects work for large populations?
3) What are you working on right now?

What is behavioral science?

Renos Vakis from the World Bank responds to three questions about behavioral economics:

1) What is behavioral science?
2) How is human behavior relevant to public policy?
3) What policy areas can behavioral science be applied to?