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Profiles in Development

Rafe Mazer
Rafe Mazer

As Financial Sector Specialist with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) within the World Bank, Rafe Mazer (MIDP '09) studies human behavior to develop financial products that are relevant and useful for clients, specifically those in low-income countries.

“We take some of the more recent insights in behavioral economics and try to develop simple methods that governments can use to better understand why people get into financial trouble,” he said. “We also try to find small, ‘nudgelike’ interventions we can apply to get consumers to better manage their finances.”