How do people’s actions and biases influence their health behaviors? And how can we influence their choices? Explore the answers with Kevin Volpp, a leading figure in the study and application of behavioral economics in health care. His brief lecture videos and your discussions with classmates will prompt you to consider how you can nudge patients, providers, and others to increase treatment adherence, reduce costs, and shape wellness behaviors.
Specific course topics include:
- how the structure of choices influences decisions that people make
- the design of incentive programs and how behavioral economics can “supercharge” them
- ethical and practical considerations when a “nudge” becomes a “shove”