Behavioral Insights Network (BRAIN)

LACEA BRAIN (Behavioral Insights Network) aims to unite efforts by Latin American and Caribbean economists to promote rigorous research using behavioral insights tools and collaborating with peers from across the globe. The network’s goal is to highlight state-of-the-art research techniques to advance knowledge on behavioral economics. It also aims to build bridges and cultivate feedback between the policy world and academia, while consolidating data and experiences from interventions across the region.

The network holds annual meetings showcasing cutting-edge research from its field. It also shares experiences through its website and dissemination channels, while connecting policymakers with a broad range of researchers. Members of the network are actively encouraged to send their best work to LACEA’s journal, Economía.

Head of the Network:

Carlos Scartascini (IDB) 2018-2019

Florencia Lopez-Boo (IDB) 2019-2020


The Steering Committee of the network includes Mariana Alfonso (IDB), Ana Inés Balsa (Universidad de Montevideo), Hernán Bejarano (CIDE), Mariana Blanco (Universidad del Rosario), Sandra Polanía-Reyes (University of Notre-Dame), Santiago Sautúa (Universidad del Rosario) and Renos Vakis (World Bank). The executive secretariat of the network will be staffed by Ana María Rojas (IDB) and Nina Rapoport (IDB).


Behavioral Insights Network's Annual Meetings

2nd Behavioral Insights Network Meeting, Montevideo, Uruguay, May 20-22, 2020.
[Call for papers

1st Behavioral Insights Network Meeting, Washington D.C. USA, June 5-7, 2019.