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July 23, 2015

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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July 13, 2015

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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July 8, 2015

My Summer Internship: Getting the Best of Both Worlds at BECR

By: Janelle Becker

My interest in behavioral economics has been brewing for quite some time now. I majored in economics and in my last semester at Berkeley, happened to have the opportunity to take a “Psych and Econ” course with Botond Koszegi. From there, I was hooked–I found the subject fascinating. I loved reading Predictably Irrational and made my mom read […]

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June 26, 2015

Consider me Nudged: My Summer Internship at BECR

By: Madelyn Pineault

For years, I had my heart set on becoming a stream ecologist. As a little kid, I loved going to a local creek with my dad and catching all kinds of critters to bring home. I watched crawdads do battle, tadpoles grow legs, and salamanders lose their gills. Throughout high school, I watched shows on Animal Planet and Discovery […]

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