Launched in 2013 by faculty co-directors Iris Bohnet and Max Bazerman, the Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) brings together Harvard’s outstanding group of decision research scholars, behavioral economists, and other behavioral scientists to focus their energies on improving how decisions are made, both by leaders, and by individuals. BIG is driven by the belief that improving the quality of our leaders’ decisions is a core lever we posses to improve the world.
The Behavioral Insights Team is a unique company. We started life inside No. 10 Downing Street as the world's first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences. We are now a world-leading social purpose company whose mission is to help organisations in the UK and overseas to apply behavioural insights in support of social purpose goals. The company itself has three owners: the employees, the UK government, and Nesta (the UK's leading innovation charity.)
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of affiliated professors around the world who are united by their use of randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.