RAND Behavioral Finance Forum
The RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum is a year-long event that brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking and related topics through an annual conference and webinar series.
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BeFi Forum 2017
The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking. The 2017 annual conference was on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.
Innovative Applications of Behavioral Economics in Consumer and Government Decisionmaking was the theme of the November 14, 2016 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum, presented in partnership with the World Bank Global Insights Initiative (GINI). Nobel Laureate George Akerlof gave the keynote address.
Consumer Financial Decision Making was the theme of the 2015 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum on October 21, presented in partnership with the Aspen Institute, and in collaboration with the Institute for the Future. Dr. Robert J. Shiller gave the keynote address.
BeFi Webinar Series
Following our annual showcase event in the fall, we will be conducting a series of hour-long webinars featuring a more in-depth look at behavioral finance topics. Like the BeFi Roundtable, the webinars provide an opportunity to exchange ideas that are at the cutting edge of behavioral finance and how they can be incorporated into public policy and efforts to improve financial decisionmaking and well-being.
Recommended webinars are below. A full list of past webinars are available online.
Saurabh Bhargava, assistant professor of economics from Carnegie Mellon University, presents a webinar on research into health plan choices made by employees.
Dan Ariely presents "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions", a webinar on behavioral economics and irrational decision-making.
Brigitte C. Madrian from Harvard University presents "Defaults and Behavioral Outcomes", a webinar on the impact of defaults on outcomes.