White House releases report on applying behavioral science to government policy

October 13, 2016
President Obama with members of the SBST

The White House’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) has been working to make government more effective, recently released its second report. This might seem like quiet, behind-the-scenes-work, but it can make a big difference when scaled up across national programs. J-PAL North America's Deputy Director Mary Ann Bates has worked with the SBST over the past two years. J-PAL staff have collaborated from the start on knowledge sharing and best practices in designing and running studies for maximum effect.