Dr. Crystal Hall, professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance in Seattle, has recently been working with the White House to test the practical application of behavioral science in public assistance programing. Dr. Hall’s work has focused on the impact of scarcity on behavior and decision making within the context of poverty. Dr. Hall will tell us about lessons she and the White House team learned from designing and adjusting programs to better account for scarcity and human behavior.
Laura Choi, Senior Researcher, Community Development, at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will talk about how the asset building and affordable housing fields can work together to strengthen families, communities and the nation. Laura Choi has a great deal of experience researching issues aimed at improving economic opportunities for people with low and moderate income. We are excited to hear her rally cry for our collective efforts!
Bob Friedman, Founder and Chair Emeritus of our national partner, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), is really excited about the potential here in Oregon! Bob will help us reflect on Oregon’s leadership in asset building policy and identify ways to continue to demonstrate that leadership in the years ahead.