Using behavioral economics to better serve the American people

Obama orders federal agencies to hire psychologists

President Obama on Tuesday directed federal agencies to incorporate “behavioral science insights” into their daily work to improve how federal agencies deliver programs and services, which includes the hiring of psychologists by the government.”A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people,” Obama said in an executive order issued Tuesday. ….[READ]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s