Joanne YoongSenior Economist; Director, Research and Science, CESR East
Health and financial decision making among vulnerable population groups (especially in developing countries), and sustainable innovations and interventions that might improve behavior (and ultimately well-being).
Because solving real problems means building things that work better for real people making choices under real constraints.
My advisors, Ulrike Malmendier, who taught my first class in behavioral economics, and Aprajit Mahajan, gave me the chance to go to rural India for my first real field experience.
People won’t take financial advice when it’s forced on them, but they will if they’re allowed to ask for it themselves.
EVERYTHING! I have a horrible and insatiable curiosity.
Tablets for field work
Google! Can’t live without it.
"Where there's a will, there's a way" and "No such thing as a free lunch."
How incredibly adaptable and resilient people can be under the most adverse of external circumstances, yet at the same time, how hard it is to alter the course of everyday behavior.
Boggle! I’m really quite good. Does this mean I’m going to have to prove it now?