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Can Behavioural Economics Improve Charity, Reduce Poverty, and Save the Planet?

Synopsis:

Behavioural economics draws on insights from social psychology,judgment and decision making, incentives, and markets to understand and improve citizens' and consumers' decisions in areas from personal savings to conservation. The talk will review key premises of this work and describe some promising applications to better people's lives and advance society.

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Speaker(s):

Paul Brest, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California

Date:
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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