MITP Author Insights: Why do behavioral insights matter in 2020?

MIT Press author Cass Sunstein (author of Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don't Want to Know) joins Elspeth Kirkman and Michael Hallsworth (co-authors of Behavioral Insights) to discuss why behavioral insights are important to study and understand during a pivotal year.

Too Much Information

Too Much Information

Behavioral Insights 

Behavioral Insights

About the authors 

Cass R. Sunstein is Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and Chair of a WHO advisory group on behavioral science and health. He was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. He is the author of The Cost-Benefit Revolution, How Change HappensToo Much Information (all three published by the MIT Press), Nudge (with Richard H. Thaler), and other books.

Elspeth Kirkman founded BIT's North American office before returning to the UK to run the organization's social policy portfolio out of London. She has taught behavioral insights courses at Harvard and Warwick Universities and is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London.

Michael Hallsworth, PhD, is Managing Director of the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) North America. He has held positions at Columbia University and Imperial College London.