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Our mission is to create and make accessible novel data on the dynamics of the labor markets, we work with research networks and statistical agencies, developing appropriate statistics to inform policy makers, researchers, and simply people seeking knowledge. We emphasize and meet the requirements of stakeholders: users as well as providers, balancing the utility of the data with the confidentiality of the people and businesses whose activities the data describe.

LDI’s Belot brings behavioral economics work to April 25 Cornell seminar

Michele Belot

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.

 

Summary

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.