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Featured Event

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Why Behavioral Economics needs Artificial Intelligence; and Artificial Intelligence needs Behavioral Economics


Sendhil Mullainathan (Chicago Booth) will present the ninth annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics. Mullainathan is the Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at Chicago Booth. His current research uses machine learning to understand complex problems in human behavior, social policy, and especially medicine, where computational techniques have the potential to uncover biomedical insights from large-scale health data. In past work he has combined insights from economics and behavioral science with causal inference tools—lab, field, and natural experiments—to study social problems such as discrimination and poverty.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall

CPR Research Areas


Faculty in the Center for Policy Research (CPR) conduct a broad range of interdisciplinary research related to public policy in the following research areas:

  • Econometrics Methodology
  • Education
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Health Studies
  • Public Finance
  • Social Welfare, Poverty and Income Security
  • Urban & Regional Studies
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Center for Policy Design and Governance


Integrating policy, political and computational sciences in research and instruction to help scientists, practitioners and future public service leaders understand and address future governance challenges.

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health


Promoting population health research, education and advocacy and community health promotion programming.

Maxwell X Lab


Partnering with the public and nonprofit sectors, the X Lab leverages behavioral science and randomized controlled trials to create cost-effective solutions to complex problems.

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CPR/Metro Alumni


The Center serves students, graduates and faculty for a lifetime and it's our pleasure to spread the word about the wonderful things going on in CPR and throughout the Maxwell School.

Alums—update us on what you’ve been up to, where you are employed and how your time in CPR impacted your life by filling out our Alumni Update form. We will gladly share your stories in our Connection Newsletter, a publication that shares news about the Center’s students, faculty, staff and alumni. Join us for the events and activities we have throughout the year and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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