National Academy of Public Administration 900 7th St N.W. Suite 600, Washington DC 20001Map
The panel discussion, Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Program Performance, will explorehow insights from behavioral economics and psychology can be used to help shape low-cost, high-impact changes to federally-funded as well as state administered programs and to improve outcomes. Building on the UK Behavioral Insights Team model, the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project to apply a behavioral economics lens to programs that serve poor families and to build evidence for the effectiveness of behaviorally-informed interventions.
We’ll explore these issues with
Maya Shankar, a researcher in cognitive science at Stanford
Emily Schmitt, who helps lead the BIAS project at HHS
Michael Hayes, who oversees a BIAS state pilot site as Deputy for Family Initiatives in the Child Support Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General.
we’ll also hear from a state representative about pilot project implementation. For Call-In Participants: 866-939-8416 Code: 9723625