Teaching

MLD-310: Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

This course builds on insights from behavioral science to offer an evidence-based approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. While there is increasing awareness of the lack of DEI in business, government and non-profit organizations, progress has been slow. We argue that one of the reasons for this is that organizations have used the wrong approaches, often copying peers’ “best practices” that are not based on “best evidence” and attempting to find “quick wins” for specific groups and departments in an uncoordinated fashion with little regard for the long-term DEI health of the organization.... Read more about MLD-310: Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations

Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

This field course uses insights from behavioral science to promote organizational health, in particular, as it relates to equality, diversity and inclusion. Getting and staying healthy includes preventing undesirable events from happening, detecting issues when they arise and mitigating against the consequences as they occur. To promote healthy behaviors, organizations typically rely on “soft” instruments such as awareness raising and appeals through training programs and information sharing, or “hard” instruments such as command-and-control through...

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Closing the Global Gender Gap, PED-317Y/ECON-1376

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2010

Co-taught with Professor Rohini Pande
Understanding the role of gender in shaping the economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals can help us evaluate whether and how societies and organizations may close gender gaps in human capital investments, economic participation and political opportunity. It can also shed light on the substantial variation in the size of the gaps across countries and organizations, and inform the role of economic development and management and leadership in closing the gaps.

This course introduces an analytical and...

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