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Cass Sunstein

Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard

Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.

From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Cass served on the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies and on the Defense Innovation Board of the Department of Defense.

Cass is author of many articles and books, including The Second Bill of Rights (2004), Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (2005), Worst-Case Scenarios (2001), Simpler: The Future of Government (2013), Why Nudge? (2014), Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas (2014) and most recently, The Cost-Benefit Revolution (2018), On Freedom (2019) and How Change Happens (2019).

He is the co-author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), and has worked closely with the Behavioural Insights Team since its creation.