Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG)

The Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG) runs events throughout the year for students across the range of interests in behavioral insights and Harvard schools. These include lunch events with speakers who are experts working in the field of behavioral insights, seminars with faculty, and our year-long Experimental Pitch Innovation Competition (EPIC), which gives students the opportunity to attend workshops on running RCTs, experimental design, use of survey software, and ultimately to design and run their own RCT.

The best way to learn about our events is by joining our mailing list. We’ll send you a weekly newsletter with information on events, research opportunities, and job postings.

You can also check out the Shorenstein Center’s upcoming events page, where BISG events will be updated added as they are confirmed.

Finally, you can follow BIG on Twitter and LinkedIn, where we post more general updates.

Get involved:

We are always happy to hear from students who want to get involved. You can do so in a few ways:

  • Join the BISG Committee: Meet and engage with like-minded students, help plan events and group meetings, and build relationships with faculty, administration and the behavioral insights community. Contact staff liaison Liz Schwartz if you are interested in a leadership position in BISG. 
  • Ad-Hoc Opportunities: You do not need to be a committee member to get involved in BISG. Join the BISG mailing list to learn about opportunities to help plan events and other group activities.