On March 6, RockCreek founder and CEO Afsaneh Beschloss presided over a panel at the 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. The panel, "Policy in Practice: Addressing Poverty with Behavioral Economics," featured Varun Gauri (Senior Economist, Development Economics and Cohead, Mind Behavior, and Development Unit, World Bank), Elizabeth Hardy (Senior Lead, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada), and Matthew Klein (Executive Director, Mayo'rs Office for Economic Opportunity, City of New York).
"Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day. The 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium discusses the ways behavioral economics can inform development policy to create effective solutions to poverty at the international, national, and local levels." You can watch a video and read a transcript of the panel’s discussion here.