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Rethinking Marketing and Insights with Yale: Behavioral Economics Immersion

Master Behavioral Economics with Leading Yale Scholars

This program, comprised of coursework and immersive sessions over three days, is taught by distinguished faculty fellows of Yale’s Center for Customer Insights (YCCI) who have collaborated with industry leaders to develop a rigorous, hands-on curriculum grounded in a Behavioral Economics framework that produces results.

Marketing and product departments spend billions to understand and influence consumers, with mixed results. This immersive Behavioral Economics course pulls from research in the behavioral sciences and psychology to better understand the often-hidden factors that really drive consumer behavior. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with marketing and insights leaders from organizations like Google, Mastercard, Novartis, P&G, IBM, Visa, PepsiCo and American Express, our team understands today’s consumer insights needs — from foundational understanding to cutting-edge tools that you can take back to the boardroom that drive growth. 

Program Dates

June 25-27, 2024

Program Details

Location: Evans Hall 165 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT
Program Fee: $7,000 
Questions?  Please contact

What is Behavioral Economics? Professor Nathan Novemsky explains in this video.

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Who should enroll?

The program is crafted for executives with at least 10 years of experience who lead functional teams in such areas as marketing, branding, insights, innovation, product management, digital, strategy, and communications.

Key Benefits

Learn how to drive better business results using the latest behavioral research to: 

  • Better frame your value proposition 
  • Understand conscious and unconscious choice drivers 
  • Design memorable customer experiences 
  • Redesign research practices to generate real consumer insights 
  • Learn how to become an effective test and learn organization 

How do I ask my boss or employer about time away from the office or for fee reimbursement?

Advocating for resources to support professional development can be hard. We have created a justification letter template for you to update and share with your employer. If you would like additional guidance please reach out to

About the Course

Master behavioral economics with leading Yale scholars and learn how to drive better business results using cutting-edge behavioral research ​​​​

1.) Lead your organization informed by new ways of thinking about consumers based on the latest behavioral science research—uncovering the real drivers of consumer choice.

  • Recognize the different drivers—beliefs and goals—that underlie your consumers’ brand and product choices.
  • Dive deep into how your consumers’ brains work in intuitive and reflective ways.

2.) Develop a deep understanding of how behavioral economics can immediately help solve pressing business challenges.

  • Engage with consumers along the decision-making journey armed with a deeper understanding of what choices they are making along the way.
  • Discover a behavioral economics approach to framing value to better communicate the benefits of a product or experience.
  • Learn how key points associated with consumers’ memory—like peak moments and duration—can influence their experience.

3.) Champion a culture of experimentation throughout your organization based on test-and-learn theory and practice.

  • Rethink your consumer-research practice by integrating behavioral understanding with the traditional and non-traditional methodologies you’ve been using.
  • Practice a test-and-learn approach on your firm’s own most pressing research questions.


Among the most productive and cited scholars in the field, the YCCI faculty team utilizes decades of cutting-edge research to help address the challenges of today’s marketing, innovation, and research organizations. 

Ravi Dhar

Professor Dhar is the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing & Director of the Center for Customer Insights. He is an expert in consumer behavior and branding, marketing management, and marketing strategy and a leader in bringing psychological insights to the study of consumer decision-making.

Shane Frederick

Professor Frederick is professor of Marketing in the Yale School of Management and his research focuses on preference elicitation, framing effects, intertemporal choice, and decision-making under uncertainty.

Nathan Novemsky

Professor Novemsky is Professor of Marketing in the Yale School of Management and has an appointment as Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is an expert in the psychology of judgment and decision-making.

Praise from Prior Participants

Leaders from the consumer packaged goods, technology, finance, healthcare, and B2B industries give high ranks to the program across the board:

“The program brings behavioral economics theory into practice through the highest-caliber experts in this field.”

 “Amazing. 23 years of a career and I am smarter today than I was yesterday.”

 “This program is one of a kind. No other institution offers this.”

 “Tremendously valuable even after 18 years of classically CPG training.”

“Full of insights rooted in a framework that is easy to take back and apply to multiple businesses.”

“The program brings behavioral economics theory into practice through the highest-caliber experts in this field.”

“Outstanding content delivered by engaging professors. The behavioral economics course is relevant to my work and will make me a better marketing professional.”

“To learn this much about this topic in this short of time is huge . . . I’d definitely recommend it.”

“It’s introduced me to a fundamental shift in thinking that has implications across the organization—for marketing, product development, advertising, technology and research.”

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Building on Yale’s deep heritage in behavioral economics, the Yale Center for Customer Insights partners with global marketing leaders to develop, test, and disseminate new insights that advance the understanding of the changing consumer. Drawing from the best minds in Behavioral Economics, the YCCI team helps industry leaders apply the most advanced understanding of consumer choice in today’s fast-changing marketplace. Having worked across industries and sectors for over a decade, the faculty team deeply understands the real, immediate problems of the marketplace and how to implement a Behavioral Economics approach to solve them. Select leaders with whom faculty have collaborated include: P&G, IBM, Visa, Google, Pepsico, American Express and Converse.

Driven by both curiosity and intellectual rigor, YCCI faculty fellows apply the most recent insights from Behavioral Economics to model and understand consumer action in the marketplace. Our multidisciplinary faculty have received numerous marketing awards and consulted for Fortune 500 companies. YCCI fellows generate much of the newest research in the field of Behavioral Economics.