Behavioral economics

Behavioral Economics For Municipal Policy

Sanford School of Public Policy, Fall 2015

Tuesdays 4:55 – 8:25 PM

Dan Ariely (Erwin Mill Building, Suite C104F)

Municipal governments face a number of goals, having to do with everything from strengthening social connections to improving traffic safety to lowering their own costs of operation. This course will draw connections between the research about such problems and the ways behavioral economics can address the problems. It will also contribute to a research agenda in behavioral economics that helps municipal governments make life in their communities better.