2016 Philadelphia Behavioral Science Workshop


Program

In May 2016, the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative hosted a one-day behavioral science workshop, where members of City Hall and Philadelphia-area academics came together to discuss how the social and behavioral sciences can be deployed to create more effective policies and programs in Philadelphia.

Funding for the Behavioral Science Workshop was provided by the Fels Policy Research Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, The Psych Report, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College.


May 6, 2016

8:30-9:00

Light BREAKFAST & Check-in

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9:00-9:25

WELCOME & Opening Remarks

Evan Nesterak, The Psych Report & University of Pennsylvania
Anjali Chainani, Philadelphia Mayor's Office
Dan Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania

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9:25-9:55

Real-World Applications of Behavioral science

Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania

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9:55-10:05

Break

Breakfast available

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10:05-11:00

LIGHTnING TALKS:
WHERE POLICY MEETS BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania (Criminology)
Katherine Milkman, University of Pennsylvania (People Analytics)
Sam Quinney, District of Columbia (Education)
Will Tucker, ideas42 (Finance)

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11:00-11:10

TransitioN

Separate into breakout groups

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11:10-12:05

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Academic Facilitators
Point Person: Susanne Schwarz, Harvard University
Arch 107, Arch 110

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12:05-12:15

Lunch & Transition

Return to Arch 208, grab boxed lunches

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12:15-12:40

Behavioral Science Methods for Policy

Syon Bhanot, Swarthmore College

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12:40-1:00

Closing remarks

Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College
Marisa Waxman, City of Philadelphia

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