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Building Better Governments With Behavioral Science – A Conversation With Margarita Gómez

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In today’s episode of The Decision Corner podcast, we are joined by Margarita Gómez, the inaugural executive director of the People in Government Lab, located in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Some topics we discuss include behavioral science interventions in the public sector and the challenges of autonomy and expertise for policymaking in developing countries.

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Why We See Gambles As Certainties


As the old adage goes: The house always wins. If so, why is gambling a multi-billion dollar industry? Behavioral science can explain why gambling is so popular despite the fact that few can consistently beat the odds, and how bookmakers are leveraging our biases to take advantage of this.

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