Michèle Belot features in Monday, April 25th’s VERB seminar, which will be available virtually. VERB, The Virtual Seminar on the Economics of Risky Health Behaviors, aims for a global audience, convening at 11:30am EST (3:30 UTC). Her presentation, “Changing Dietary Habits: Designing Interventions Using Insights from Biology and Behavioral Economics” draws on continuing research. For more information and to register visit VERBseminar.org and complete the form, also linked here.
In this lecture, Professor Belot will present an overview of her work designing and evaluating interventions aimed at encouraging healthier dietary habits. These interventions combine insights from biology and behavioral economics. The key mechanisms targeted by the interventions are taste formation early on in life, stress and habitual behavior. The interventions were evaluated with randomized controlled experiments, focusing on low SES populations.