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Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics Research

CHIBE researchers apply concepts from the field of behavioral economics to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that improve health and build knowledge about efficacy, cost and effectiveness. 

Basic Science Core Request for Applications

The Basic Science Core aims to support laboratory or low-cost field studies that will shed light on mechanisms that can generate behavior change.  In contrast to previous large-scale field studies, which have often combined multiple mechanisms into one intervention in order to maximize impact on behavior, basic science projects supported by the Core focus on disentangling and precisely identifying the impacts of individual mechanisms.  CHIBE researchers interested in applying for project support can click here for more information.



Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics Research Studies

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Life Tradeoffs Between "Want" Activities and "Should" Activities

Principal Investigator: Mellers

Investigation of how individuals perceive their activities, the percentage of time they engage in activities viewed as "wants" versus "shoulds," and what balance best predicts overall well-being, accomplishments, and pleasure.

Exploring the Optimal Forecasting Frontier: How Much Room is There to Improve Subjective Forecasting Accuracy?

Principal Investigator: Mellers 

This project examines factors that predict accurate forecasters and ways to elicit aggregate individual predictions to arrive at more accurate overall forecasts.