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CVS Health’s Attempt to Harness Behavioral Science

By: Emily von Hoffman

Earlier this month, CVS Health unveiled the next phase in its brand transformation—in about 500 stores, the company will employ a floor design that places more focus on ‘healthy’ food items. A large part of the design will entail placing healthier items near the cash registers, an area that is often a junk food labyrinth to challenge […]

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Collaborating Nudges: A Summer at BECR

By: Jennifer Yland

Last fall, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of choice architecture in cafeterias. I had been taking a class on obesity at the time, and was exploring ideas for a possible intervention study. I had never studied behavioral economics, and the terms “choice architecture” and “libertarian paternalism” were completely foreign to me. However, when this friend […]

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My Summer Internship at BECR: Connecting Between International and Domestic

By: BongGeun Song

During my senior year in college, I did an internship at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Washington, D.C. There, I was tasked with attending and reporting on food security-related conferences, and updating database on IFAD-funded projects in eastern and southern Africa. At the conferences I attended, many food security experts highlighted the importance of social safety […]

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