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Cracking the Nut 2012: Interview with Alexandra Fiorillo of Ideas42 on behavioral economics

This blog post was originally posted on Enterprising Ideas: The Microlinks Blog.

At the Cracking the Nut Conference on June 25-26 in Washington, DC, Alexandra Fiorillo of Ideas42 sat down with Microlinks to discuss her session, "Behavioral Economics in Agricultural Finance." In this video she explains how Ideas42, an “innovation lab,” uses lessons from behavioral economics to design interventions to solve development problems from a behavioral perspective.

Read more about Fiorillo's session on unlocking behavior change among smallholder farmers here

Bio: Alexandra Fiorillo, Ideas42
Alexandra Fiorillo is a Vice President for International Development at ideas42, where she manages product, policy and process innovation, field project implementation and analysis for international projects. Previously, Alexandra was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MicroFinance Transparency and Associate Director at ACCION International in Global Investments and Marketing and Product Development. In her 11 year career in microfinance and international development, she has worked as a microfinance consultant to Microfund for Women in Jordan, DFID's Financial Sector Deepening Project of Uganda, and Development Alternatives, Inc./USAID. Alexandra holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College.

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