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Eldar Shafir is William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and co-founder and scientific director at ideas42. He conducts empirical studies of decision-making and is interested in the tension between normative assumptions and people’s actual behaviors. His current research focuses on decision-making in contexts of poverty and on application of behavioral research to policy. In 2012, Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. Shafir is co-author of the book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.
Shafir spoke on April 29, 2015, at an event co-sponsored by the Center for Household Financial Stability and Community Development department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the Brown School Distinguished Lecture Series and the Policy Forum at Washington University in St. Louis.
View Shafir’s lecture here (as link to: http://brownschool.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/487fda9732ac4322bfbc56693592897d1d)