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Grinstein-Weiss' project receives $360,000 gift from Intuit

Associate Professor Michal Grinstein-Weiss and her research team, the Assets Building Research Group, recently received a $360,000 financial gift from Intuit, Inc. to support the Refund to Savings (R2S) Initiative.  Through R2S, Grinstein-Weiss and her research team, in partnership with Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, and Intuit, Inc. will explore the intersection of behavioral economics and asset building at tax time and beyond in order to develop and implement a scalable, cost-effective program to encourage and facilitate the use of a portion of a tax refund to build savings or reduce debt. The financial gift from Intuit Inc. includes direct financial support Grinstein-Weiss and her team in the design and analysis of the experimental research and “in-kind” services such as software engineering, survey implementation, and a dedicated project manager to spearhead Intuit’s involvement.