Research Centers and Panels

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    Personal Finance

    Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum Promotes Research on Consumer Behavior

    The RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum is a collective of academic, financial, and government leaders who meet regularly in person and via web seminars to foster cutting-edge behavioral research for practical application. BeFi's mission is to help consumers make better financial decisions.

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    Economic Planning

    Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making Studies Human Behavior

    Ongoing research at the Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making (CFED) addresses the process of financial decision making over the life-cycle, in particular assessing how people collect information; how they think about risks, and probabilities; and how well they match their decisions to their preferences and interests.

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    Labor Markets

    Center for Disability Research

    The RAND Center for Disability Research aims to better understand the social and economic causes and consequences of disability. Research themes include examining the roles of employers, health-care markets, knowledge networks, and social insurance programs.

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    Social and Emotional Learning

    RAND Center for Social and Emotional Learning Research

    Research has demonstrated the benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and practices that can promote students’ interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies such as social awareness and self-regulation. RAND researchers are generating evidence-based guidance to improve SEL policies, practices, and assessments.

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    Education Policy

    The American Educator Panels

    The American Educator Panels, made up of the American Teacher Panel and the American School Leader Panel, report on educators' evolving knowledge, attitudes, practices, and working conditions.