Cornell Food and Brand Lab
The Cornell Food and Brand Lab, directed by Dr. Brian Wansink, is an independently funded research lab that is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from various areas including psychology, food science, marketing, agricultural economics, human nutrition, education, history, library science, and journalism. The focus of Food and Brand Lab research is on understanding how consumers relate to food and dining.
Institute for Behavioral and Household Finance
The Institute for Behavioral and Household Finance (IBHF) located in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University is a research center, which seeks to foster research and teaching in the areas of behavioral finance and household finance. IBHF affiliated professors and fellows conduct independent research in two important and expanding areas of financial economics: behavioral finance and household finance. IBHF affiliates strive to study investment decision making behavior with the goal of shedding light on how to better model observed financial behavior and to inform consumer financial related policies and regulation. The IBHF works to achieve its mission by focusing on six major program areas: visiting fellows, post-doctoral research associates, bi-annual household and behavioral finance symposium, research scholars program, financial education outreach workshops, and a white paper series.
Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN Center)
The Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN Center) is a research based program that aims to apply principles from behavioral economics to encourage children to make healthier food choices. The center was co-founded and is co-directed by Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. David Just. The main project of the BEN Center is the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement.
Cornell Lab for Experimental Economics and Decision Research
The Cornell Lab for Experimental Economics and Decision Research (LEEDR Lab) studies economic and psychological phenomena, including behavioral anomalies in public goods, the efficiency of energy markets, charitable giving, funding of commodity advertising, causes of obesity, and impacts of stigma. Research is conducted by graduate students and faculty including Dr. David Just, Dr. Brian Wansink, Dr. Vicki Bogan, Dr. Bill Schulze, Dr. Jura Liaukonyte, and Dr. Harry Kaiser.
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is an initiative of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs that seeks to create sustainable, healthy school lunchrooms nationwide. The mission of the movement is “to equip school lunchrooms with evidence-based tools that improve child eating behaviors and thus improve the health of children.”