Yesterday, the Nobel Committee announced that the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (commonly referred to as the Nobel prize for economics) has been awarded to Richard Thaler.
Professor Benartzi’s new research highlights that not only is the Digital Revolution producing a new platform to deliver behavioural interventions, but it is also uncovering interesting differences between the decisions that people make online compared to offline.
There has been a lot of research in to the way that BI can improve policies, service delivery and government interactions with customers; however, a recent report by the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto has looked at how BI can be turned inward – on the public service itself.
Earlier in the year we had some research done to develop a Directory of Academics that work in Australia in psychology, economics, neuroscience and social marketing (areas related to BI), with particular relevance to public policy.
Kim Ly and Dilip Soman from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management recently published Nudging Around the World, a paper on when and how to use nudging in public policy.
From 16 July to 16 August, I was a visitor at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. I am working with Professor Keith Dowding on a project on the policy agenda of the Australian government (as well as matters nudge, I work on public policy).
‘Behavioural Insights in Action’ run in partnership with IPAA, saw over 100 participants attend from across the public sector, private sector and academia.
The HC Coombs Policy Forum held in Canberra on 23 November 2015 featured a range of international and local speaking sharing their experiences and ideas for applying behavioural insights to public policy.