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Shlomo Benartzi is a behavioral economist interested in combining the insights of psychology and economics to solve big societal problems. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and is currently a professor emeritus and co-founder of the Behavioral Decision-Making Group at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative. Along with Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago, he pioneered the Save More Tomorrow™ (SMarT) program, a behavioral prescription designed to nudge employees to increase their savings rates gradually over time that is now offered by more than half of the large retirement plans in the U.S. and a growing number of plans in Australia and the U.K. Benartzi is currently a senior academic advisor for the VOYA Behavioral Finance Institute for Innovation, Acorns, Blast, Personal Capital and Wisdom Tree.