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:

Zeina Afif (World Bank)

Renos Vakis (World Bank) 

The Steering
Committee of the network includes Mariana Alfonso (IADB), Ana Inés Balsa (Universidad de Montevideo), Hernán Bejarano (CIDE), Marcelo Bérgolo (IECON, UDELAR), Mariana Blanco (Universidad del Rosario), Sebastian Gallegos (IADB), Ana Maria Ibañez (IADB), Sandra Polanía-Reyes (University of Notre Dame), Santiago Sautúa (Universidad del Rosario) and Florencia Lopez Boo (IADB). The executive secretariat of the network will be staffed by Ana María Rojas (IADB) and Nina Rapoport (IADB).


Behavioral Insights Network's Annual Meetings

2nd Behavioral Insights Network Meeting, Virtual Forum by ZOOM, December 8-9, 2020.
[Call for papers]  [Program]

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