The Behavioral International Economic Development (BIED) Society has several initiatives for 2017. Creating key centers of excellence is just one of the projects we are bringing in 2017. 2017 will also bring the formulation of Policy Commissions that will be responsible for two important reports a year. The first is a summary of the research in the disipline and suggestions on where future research is needed. The audience for this report is graduate and doctoral students. The second report is on national and international policy recommendations.