Dan Ariely: The Brain Science of Doing Good

Episode 18 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Israeli-American behavioral economist, Wall Street Journal columnist and best-selling author Dan Ariely is an advisor to Keshet, the new donor-advised fund JFN and its partners brought to Israel. In this episode, he talks to JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about strategies for promoting positive social outcomes, including getting people to be more philanthropic. They also discuss uniquely Israeli approaches to problem-solving, how Dan's personal history shaped his career, and the cookbook he wants to write.

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Want to hear more Jewish about philanthropy? Check out other episodes of JFN's "What Gives?" and listen to "Outside the Tzedakah Box," a podcast on Jewish youth philanthropy from JFN's Honeycomb.

Learn about Kayma, Dan Ariely's Israeli company, which uses insights from the field of Behavioral Economics, technological tools, and original methodologies of experiment, to create a change in complex sectors such as education, healthcare, finance and infrastructure, and assist public and business organizations in creating proven, measurable and scalable solutions, for improving the quality of life for humans.

Watch Dan Ariely's two special lectures for JFN below: