Arash is a student researcher at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Behavioural Business Research at Concordia University. He is interested in studying the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of decision-making.
The Game That Keeps On Giving
How can we distinguish between altruistic donors that give without any expectation of reciprocation versus ‘warm-glow’ donors who give to receive rewards?
Mind Your Heart: Irrationally Giving
Research shows that identifiable aid recipients elicit more empathy than otherwise unidentified individuals in need. In this article, the implications of an emotional nudge are discussed further.
Why Overheads Go Over Our Heads
Donors’ aversion to overheads significantly impedes charitable contributions. In this article, solutions sourced from behavioral insights are offered.
Why More Choice Means Less Freedom
Many corporations abstractly uphold that more choice leads to more customer utility. Upon closer inspection, the inadequacies of this line of thinking begins to unfold.
To Nudge, or Adjudge? That’s the Enviro-Policy Question
Looking at enviro-policy, insights from behavioral economics offer the implementation of nudges as a more innovative solution to traditional carbon taxes.
More Slacking, Less Tracking: How Scarcity Affects the Working Poor
Insights from behavioural economics are used to explain why the poor are not poor simply by virtue of their bad decisions.
Your Vote Counts, But Does It Matter?
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. Why does voter turn out continue to be an issue?