Improving Your Budget with Behavioral Science

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Developing a budget requires a lot of decision-making. Approaching these decisions from a behavioral scientist’s point of view can give finance officers a better understanding of–and control over–how those decisions play out. In this session, learn how to recognize decision-making biases in yourself and your stakeholders, how to fix them with small changes, and how you can re-design the choice environment to shape how choices are made.


Tara Baker

Tara Baker

City Treasurer, General Manager Finance, City of Guelph, ON

Jason Riis, PHD

VDO & Chief Behavioral Scientist, Behavioralize