The RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum is an annual, day-long event held in Washington, D.C. Videos from the 2013 event include a series of topical panels on curated presentations of academic research followed by discussion by leading practitioners.
Surveys the literature on financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on urban and lower-resourced organizations, and discusses key themes and findings that may inform such organizations' operations and decisionmaking.
Provides three distinct analyses addressing labor supply, saving and investment behavior of older workers, in the context of the incentives and constraints they face due to employer and government policies.
Video compilation of the 2012 Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum in Washington, D.C., a day-long event that included a series of topical panels on curated presentations of academic research followed by discussion by leading practitioners, and featuring keynote speakers Michael Barr and Dan Ariely.
What effect has the financial crisis had on households and health? RAND researchers seek to quantify the effects of the crisis on older U.S. households, and the adjustments made in response. With this information, they aim to determine whether downturns in economic status are associated with declines in health.
Hispanic immigrants constitute a rapidly growing share of the U.S. population but are less likely to be financially literate than natives. This RAND project investigates barriers to Hispanic immigrants' use of financial services and evaluates financial education materials for them.
This work is examining how retiring workers consider taking a lump sum or a lifetime payout annuity from their pension and, based on those results, redesigning materials provided to workers about this choice.
This project is using surveys to understand how people perceive annuities versus lump-sum payments. By varying the lump-sum amounts in experimental settings, the analysts can identify how respondents value annuities.
Using newly collected data from the RAND American Life Panel, we examine potential explanations for the gender gap in financial literacy, including the role of marriage and who within a couple makes the financial decisions.