2021 Paul Volcker Symposium In Behavioral Economics
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
A virtual event via zoom.
"Perceptions of Energy use and Systems"
Attari’s research focuses on people's judgments and decisions about
climate change and resource use. Some of her research has investigated how
people think about energy and water use, how people conceptualize
water systems, and how the carbon footprint of climate communicators affects
their audience’s policy support. Among other projects, she is currently
studying how to use stories to fuse facts and feelings to motivate action
on climate change. She is an Associate Professor at the O’Neill School of Public
and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
"Do as I Say AND as I Do: Multiple Pathways from Interpersonal Influence to Environmental Action"
received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2015,
where his research used theory-based interventions to understand and influence
environmental, health, and prosocial behaviors. Afterwards, Alex was a
Postdoctoral Fellow with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment,
where he examined how people perceive environmental policies and how to help
people have constructive conversations about environmental issues. Most
recently, he was a Science Policy Fellow exploring climate and energy policy,
first in the U.S. Senate, then at the U.S. Department of Energy. He just
started as a Social Scientist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"Leveraging Legacy to Drive Sustainable Decision Making"
Lisa Zaval holds a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University’s
Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, and completed post-doctoral
training at Columbia Business School. One area of her research
investigates choice architecture related to pro-environmental decision making
-- investigating how features of the decision context influence sustainable
attitudes and behaviors. In addition to her appointment as a research scientist
at Columbia, Lisa is an applied behavioral scientist at Irrational Labs and the
See Change Institute. She also serves as a research advisor to a number of
organizations, including projects with the United Nations, The City of New
York, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Oracle.
For more information please contact Katrina Fiacchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.9040.
Past Symposium Speakers
2019 - April 9. Alix Barasch (New York University), Syon Bhanot (Swarthmore College), Sandra Goff (Skidmore College), and Sandra Polania-Reyes (Notre Dame)
2018 - March 26. Emiliano Huet-Vaughn (UCLA), Adam Levine (Cornell University), and Andrea Robbett (Middlebury University)
2017 - April 28. Tatiana Homonoff (NYU), Jacob Goldin (Stanford University), and Joseph Boskovski (Syracuse University, Maxwell X Lab)