Incentives affect every aspect of human society, from business to government to healthcare, and well-designed incentives can shape better outcomes in many fields. Better study of incentive design is necessary. That’s why we’re creating an academic discipline that will spur our understanding and train professionals to bring its learnings to society at large.
Incentive Design is a new academic field of study that encompasses aspects of economics, organizational behavior, psychology, and statistics to better understand and design ways to improve performance of systems through use of positive and negative incentive structures.
It has application in many fields including healthcare, environment, urban planning, business, and law, in addition to other academic fields.
We will create this field.