Rotman School of Management hosts Inclusive Economies: Exploring the Social Assistance Landscape

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

The Rotman School of Management is hosting a public event on November 8 that will explore the social assistance landscape, including ideas around basic income and how behavioural economics can shape the design and implementation of social assistance programs.

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Event speakers will include Senator Kim Pate, Senator Pau Yuen Woo, Saugato Datta (Managing Director, ideas42), Jiaying Zhao (Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability; professor, University of British Columbia) and Dilip Soman (Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics; professor, Rotman School of Management).

The event will also launch and discuss a new book, Cash Transfers for Inclusive Societies (co-edited by Saugato Data, Jiaying Zhao and Dilip Soman). The book asks these central questions: What is the state of the art in the development of welfare programs? What do we know works in these programs and what does not? How can an understanding of behavioral science better inform the design, delivery, and evaluation of welfare programs? The book also explores basic income constructs and delivery methods.

Those who wish to attend are invited to register.

Attendees can select either a General Admission ticket (which is free) or a General Admission + Book ticket (which costs $50.84, tax inclusive, and includes a copy of the Cash Transfers for Inclusive Societies book).