RAND Behavioral Finance Forum


Washington, DC, 14 Nov 2016; Deadline 6 Sep

RAND Behavioral Finance Forum Fall 2016

In partnership with the World Bank Global INsights Initiative (GINI)

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET


World Bank Headquarters
1818 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20433

Call for Papers

The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum invites submissions for session presentations in the broad areas of behavioral finance, behavioral economics, and financial decision making. The conference will bring together leaders from academia, government, regulatory agencies, and industry to share the latest research and exchange ideas on how to leverage behavioral principles to promote financial well-being.

The BeFi Forum comprises of academic research sessions consisting of 20 minute presentations, followed by a discussion by practitioners and policymakers. The goal of the conference is to encourage the incorporation of cutting-edge research into policy and financial products that best serve the public’s interests. See presentations from last year’s conference at


Submission Guidelines

Interested presenters are invited to submit abstracts by September 6, 2016. Please send a brief paragraph (250 word limit) summarizing the title and key findings, along with implications/applications that you would like to highlight to randbefi@rand.org.

Submissions need not reflect completed papers. Key topic areas include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Incorporation of behavioral and social insights into government programs, into the design of international development interventions, and into emerging products and marketplaces.
  • Promoting healthy financial inclusion among the economically vulnerable
  • Building financial capability and financial literacy
  • Building savings and reducing debt
  • Improving consumer credit behavior
  • Use of behavioral finance on the supply side (including how services/products are framed and how it affects consumer choice)
  • Challenges and opportunities facing government regulators in enhancing, evaluating, and protecting individual financial welfare in associated marketplaces; how behavioral interventions can be used to improve unit effectiveness.
  • Asset management and decumulation post-retirement (e.g., retirement income products)
  • Personal balance sheet management

Travel and lodging expenses will be provided for invited presenters. Please forward to anyone who might be interested in presenting. Feel free to email us with questions or clarifications at randbefi@rand.org.