The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy leverages the combined strengths of Princeton’s faculty from several departments who are exploring the gaps between what individuals “should” be expected to do and what people do do. Our researchers are studying real-life examples of informed, reasonable people making “poor” choices and how policy might be better designed and executed to make it easier to improve their outcomes.
The Center for Health and Wellbeing sponsors research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and well-being in both developed and developing countries. It provides research support to faculty members and students, sponsors conferences, research seminars, and public lectures, and hosts a visiting fellows program that brings researchers and post-doctoral students to Princeton. Director: Janet Currie
Created by the joint initiative of the Woodrow Wilson School, the Politics Department, and the Economics Department, the Research Program in Political Economy supports scholarship at the intersection of economics and political science. To facilitate greater interaction across departments at Princeton as well as with the broader disciplines, the program sponsors research workshops and colloquia, conferences, short-term visits to Princeton by scholars who work in political economy, and grants to students to aid their research in political economy. Director: Thomas Romer