2012 Assets Learning Conference

Behavioral Interventions to Boost Savings Rates

September 20, 2012 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Room: Washington 4

Behavioral economists draw on psychological insights into human behavior in order to better understand why individuals often don’t make economic decisions in their own best self-interest. There is tremendous potential for asset-building programs to incorporate learning from the behavioral field in order to increase the scale and impact of their work. This session looks at the results of three behaviorally informed interventions and provides insight into how academic understandings of behavioral economics can be successfully brought to bear on programs seeking to make a difference on the ground.


 This session is designed exclusively for the Research Forum.