Alison Buttenheim, Behavioral Economics and Child Mortality

Alison Buttenheim, Behavioral Economics and Child Mortality

More funding alone is not sufficient to reduce the current gap in global maternal and child mortality rates, says LDI Senior Fellow Alison Buttenheim in a Science in Action article. She emphasizes the importance of framing choices and using other behavioral economics techniques to encourage more effective responses from individuals and governmental agencies. Buttenheim is an assistant professor at Penn's School of Nursing.