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Cass Sunstein        

Director of the Behavioral Economics & Public Policy Program at Harvard Law School; Former Administrator of the White House Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2014, he served on the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. From 2009 to 2012, he was administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Sunstein was on the faculty at University of Chicago Law School from 1981 to 2008 and an attorney-advisor in the US Justice Department Office of the Legal Counsel prior to that. He has authored hundreds of articles and many books, including Republic.com, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, The World According to Star Wars and The Ethics of Influence.

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Simpler: The Future of Business

Cass Sunstein has long been a central figure in behavioral economics, influencing businesses all over the world by identifying more effective strategies. For nearly four years, the bestselling author, serving as President Obama's "Regulatory Czar," also helped to oversee a revolution in better government. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, he guided the administration toward simplifying regulations with his innovative methods of "nudging" corporate behavior. Sunstein can show businesses how to apply the lessons of his experiences with behavioral economics, the private sector, and government for revolutionary results.

Nudges as Policy Tool

Nudges for Business and for Government

Regulation in the Obama Administration

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