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The University of Chicago
Harris School of Public Policy
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Ariel Kalil is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris, she directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy and co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab. She also holds appointments as an adjunct professor in the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway and in the School of Business Administration at the University of Stavanger, Norway. She is a developmental psychologist who studies economic conditions, parenting, and child development. Her current research examines the historical evolution of income-based gaps in parenting behavior and children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Kalil also co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab, where she is leading a variety of field experiments designed to understand parental decision-making and strengthen parental engagement and child development in low-income families using tools drawn from behavioral economics and neuroscience.

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