Leveraging Insights from Behavioral Economics Literature to Improve Education

  • Supriya Sarnikar


Some attempts have already been made to leverage insights from behavioral economics to improve education. Suggestions are made for further expansions of these efforts and examples are provided of how some learning theories may be used to build new experiments to understand learning processes and how economists might build upon existing learning theories. Alternative views of learning and cognition are presented to inform new experiments and finally, a skeletal framework for a new research agenda is outlined.


Cognitive Bias Loss Aversion Primary System Behavioral Economic Cognitive Load Theory 
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© Supriya Sarnikar 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Supriya Sarnikar
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  1. 1.Westfield State UniversityUSA

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