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Development economics and policy are due for a redesign. A more realistic understanding of how human beings think and behave can make development policies more effective, and can help development professionals become more aware of their own biases.
In this excerpt from the event 'Mind, Society and Behaviour' Varun Gauri discusses how redesigning the information and social environment can help people make better decisions about their education, savings, healthcare and other domains of life, as too much information can be overwhelming.
Co-director of the 2015 World Development Report, Varun Gauri argues that development policy and assistance is due for a re-design, based on a more realistic understanding of how human beings think and behave.
Renowned public thinker Cass Sunstein defends his groundbreaking nudge theory. When the state seeks to influence our choices in “our best interests” is this liberty-infringing meddling, or simply good government?