Our goal: to create an international learning exchange through the cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary cohort of MIT and East African students from a range of research backgrounds (Behavioral Economics, Political Science, Social Behavior).
The course will provide students with practical experience in implementing a lab in the field experiment. By bringing behavioral science tools to a context that more closely resembles the realities of everyday decision-making, lab in the field experiments are quickly becoming one of the gold standards to measure individual and group behavior. The course will provide students with practical experience in implementing such experiments, including an overview of the most current research methods in economic, political, and social behavior.
Training in behavioral sciences is a critical skill for students to master across disciplines, and is one of the most exciting developments for bridging the gap between theory and practice with proven potential to achieve real world impacts.