What you'll learn

  • How to they leverage an abundance of information to make smarter decisions.

Course description

Jennifer Lerner, Harvard Kennedy School Professor and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, leads this program in collaboration with other world-renowned Harvard faculty from a variety of academic backgrounds. Drawing on theories and evidence from psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, the program presents cutting-edge research and translates scientific discoveries into practical strategies through live lectures, asynchronous materials, and group work.

Course outline

  • Reducing decision biases in your organization
  • Communicating risk accurately and effectively
  • Increasing forecast accuracy, especially for low-probability, potentially catastrophic events
  • Understanding the role of emotion in judgment and decision making
  • Designing smart accountability systems for judgment and decision making
  • Gaining support for your decisions
  • Leveraging big data to improve judgments and decisions


  • Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management
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