Aspen Ideas Festival

July 2, 2008

I was on a panel this morning at the Aspen Ideas Festival on the future of health care reform. During a session earlier in the conference, David Brooks delivered an important talk about how policymakers should pay more attention to neuroscience, emotion, peer effects, and other related factors in the design of public policies. Many of his themes are echoed in, and reflect, the growing field of behavioral economics (see here for a related discussion).