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Behavioral Economics

Through application of behavioral science to asset-building interventions, programs and policies can address the needs of low- and middle-income individuals more effectively. At CFED, we are providing support to practitioners seeking to incorporate behavioral insights into their program designs. Additionally, we have created this repository for practitioners learn more about behavioral economics in the asset-building field and are testing new strategies to promote further innovation in program delivery and effectiveness.

Latest Behavioral Economics Blog Posts

Findings and Implications from Testing in the BETA Project

In the social sector, it's not always possible to test the impact of a designed solution. This often leaves us wondering

Testing in the Social Sector – the Beta Project

What organization doesn’t want to describe itself as “outcome oriented” and “data driven”? These two buzz phrases highlight a growing interest in the social sector for measuring and tracking concrete outputs in order to demonstrate organizational impact.

How to Know What You Know – the BETA project

How do we understand the world around us? As individuals, we have five senses that will reveal some truth about the world, and they serve us pretty well when we’re trying to survive. But how do you see an atom?

The BETA Project

The Beta Project: Behavioral Economics Technical Assistance for the Assets Field

Learn more about the Behavioral Technical Assistance (BETA) Project, which uses behavioral economics theory to improve the effectiveness and reach of products and services that help people increase their financial stability.


Behavioral Economics 101

Behavioral Economics 101

New to behavioral economics or looking for a basic refresher? Read about some key behavioral principles and how they can relate to asset-building programs and policies.


Research and Resources

Research and Resources

Learn more about Behavioral Economics in the news, find useful books and videos, test yourself and learn more about applied behavioral research and policy proposals.


Behavioral Economics Blog

Check out the Behavioral Economics blog, featuring the latest in applied behavioral research, program and product design. These posts are also available at CFED's Inclusive Economy blog.


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