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LSU’s Reilly Center to Host Behavioral Economist on Sept. 26

09/26/2011 10:34 AM

BATON ROUGE – John Balz of ideas42, a non-profit organization based in Cambridge, Mass., will host a pro-to-peer session sponsored by the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public in the Curet Room of Hodges Hall at today 3 p.m.


The session is open to the public and will feature Balz discussing the application of behavioral economics to various social problems in the areas of consumer finance, poverty, health, energy and international development; as well as his ongoing work with the Department of Health and Human Services, applying behavioral economics to social policy programs such as welfare, child support enforcement and child care services.


Ideas42 is a non-profit entity that works with multiple economic partners, studying human behavior and decision making in the areas of consumer finance, energy, economic mobility, international poverty and health.  


For more information about the John Balz session, please contact Emily Tiller of the Reilly Center at 225-578-7312, or visit

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