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Matt Darling  |  Contributor

Email : matthew@ideas42.org Twitter : @besttrousers

Matt Darling is a vice president at the nonprofit behavioral design lab ideas42. He specializes in applying behavioral science to problems related to the labor market and workforce development, improving the efficacy of government and private-sector programs.

Darling has worked previously as a consultant at Kohlberg and Associates and as a research assistant at the Stanford Neuroeconomics Lab. He holds a master's degree in economics from Tufts University and graduated from Hampshire College with a concentration in economics and cognitive science.

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Why Do We Treat Unemployment Applicants as Potential Criminals?

Stern anti-fraud messaging can keep eligible people from applying for the benefits they need. There are effective ways to help people through the application process without threatening them.

May 6, 2020
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Commentary

What the Poor Don’t Need: Financial Literacy Training

One state's plan to require people kicked off Medicaid to take a course on personal finance addresses a problem that doesn't exist.

March 7, 2018
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