Julian is passionate about understanding human behavior by analyzing the data behind the decisions that individuals make. He is also interested in communicating social science insights to the public, particularly at the intersection of behavioral science, microeconomics, and data science. Before joining The Decision Lab, he was an economics editor at Graphite Publications, a Montreal-based publication for creative and analytical thought. He has written about various economic topics ranging from carbon pricing to the impact of political institutions on economic performance. Julian graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management.
Cognitive Biases Stop Us From Donating Effectively
One reason why charitable donations sometimes do not make progress on important social problems is because cognitive biases drive many of our donation decisions.
How To Motivate Volunteers With Behavioral Science
Volunteering is often thought as the ultimate act of altruism. Yet there is some evidence that volunteering has many benefits for the mental and physical health of the person who is volunteering their time and energy.
Using Digital Health Support And Behavioral Science Principles To Help Treat Tuberculosis
The intersection of digital health solutions and behavioral science can have a significant impact on the adherence rate of treatment programs. The Decision Lab reached out to Dr. Erez Yoeli of MIT to learn more about his work on a project involving digital health tools for Tuberculosis (TB) patients and the future direction of similar areas of research in behavioral science.