Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science


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Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science

Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science

Part 1: How to Solve Social Problems with Science: The Promise of Using Behavioral Science
May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am Pacific

Part 2: How to Solve Social Problems with Science: Impact Evaluation in Designing Programs
May 17, 2017 at 11:00 am Pacific

In this two-part webinar series, the experts from ideas42, a social enterprise that uses insights from behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to tough social problems, will examine the rise of behavioral science and how impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions—a methodology called behavioral design. Stanford Social Innovation Review and the team of ideas42, together will take a practical look, based on case studies, at the following objectives:

  • How we can get deeper insights about stakeholders’ needs, preferences, behaviors, and context
  • How we can know what works: user-testing vs. randomized controlled trials
  • The crucial role of creativity in a scientific process
  • How behavioral design integrates science and human-centered design (HCD)
  • Map the current and emerging landscape of behavioral science in government
  • Highlight breakthroughs in scaling and institutionalizing behavioral science in governments
  • Discuss examples of the most common sorts of behavioral problems and their solutions
  • Highlight promising innovations in government addressing poverty, health, data-smart cities, and economic opportunity
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1 of 2 This webinar is the first in a two-part series, Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science

How to Solve Social Problems with Science: The Promise of Using Behavioral Science

May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Piyush Tantia

Part One of this two-part webinar series, will explore the tangible aspects of behavioral science research demonstrating why we must go beyond simply relying on stakeholders’ answers to questions if we want to understand them better. Piyush Tantia, co-executive director of ideas42, a social enterprise that uses insights from behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to tough social problems, will share surprising case studies from this discipline of study.

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2 of 2 This webinar is the second in a two-part series, Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science

How to Solve Social Problems with Science: Impact Evaluation in Designing Programs

May 17, 2017 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Ted Robertson & Matthew Klein

Part Two of this two-part webinar series, led by Ted Robertson will discuss cases from ideas42’s behavioral design work with governments, including the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team and the mayoral offices of Chicago and New York. Ted will be joined by a guest speaker, Matthew Klein, the executive director of the Center for Economic Opportunity in the New York City Mayor’s office.

Related Story: How to Solve Social Problems with Science: The Promise of Using Behavioral Science