Regulatory policy

OECD Conferences on Behavioural Insights


BI Conference Banner 11-12 May 2017


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PLEASE NOTE: For the 12 May event, seats are limited. Please fill the registration form and we will be in contact to confirm your registration.



Being Green, Consumer Centric and with well-Functioning Markets and Organisations

Behavioural insights are being used by public bodies around the world. How can the behavioural community support these efforts and what are lessons from the field? The conference will discuss these issues and also look at how policy officials can benefit from current experience and research in the following topics:  

      • Tackling environmental problems and achieving green growth
      • Protecting consumers in the digital economy
      • Applying behavioural insights to organisational behaviour
      • Making markets work

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How can the understanding of behaviours support and have an impact on some of the big policy problems facing governments globally such as inclusive growth, inequality and the sustainable development goals? How can behavioural practitioners ensure integrity, credibility and durability of behavioural science in public policy? Behavioural science is increasingly being used beyond implementation interventions and in broader public policies. Also, with the ever growing popularity of behavioural science and more bodies and organisations either setting up in-house capacities or utilising external resources, it is important to be aware of the potential pitfalls and risks with different approaches. This meeting will explore further these issues and discuss potential next steps to address them. 

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      • Anne-Lise Sibony, Professor of EU Law, C entre Charles De Visscher pour le droit international et européen (CeDIE), UC Louvain, France
      • Christopher Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems and head of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Eldar Shafir, Professor of Behavioural Science and Public Policy and Inaugural Director of the Kahneman-Treisman Centre for Behavioural Science and Public Policy, Princeton University, and co-founder and scientific director at ideas42, United States
      • Fadi Makki, Head of the Qatar Behavioural Insights Unit, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar
      • Francisco Alpízar, Director and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Central America, EfD, Costa Rica
      • Iris Bohnet, Co-Director, Harvard’s Behavioural Insights Group, Centre for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School, United States
      • Josée Touchette, Chief Operating Officer, National Energy Board, Canada
      • Kate Wessels, Executive Director, Behavioural Science and Policy Association, United States
      • Katy Janda, Senior Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, United Kingdom
      • Kerry Connors, Associate Director, Energy Consumers Australia
      • Liz Hardy, Privy Council Office, Canada
      • Lori Foster, Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Adviser to UN Secretary General on Behavioural Insights and former member of the White House Social and Behavioural Science Team, United States
      • Lorraine King, Head of Consumer, Competition and Regulatory Policy, Directorate for Economic Development, Government of Scotland
      • Lucia Reisch, Professor, Department of Management, Society and Communications, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
      • Luis Mundaca, Associate Professor, International Institute for Industria Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden
      • Manasee Desai, Vice President, ideas42, United States
      • Massimo Tavoni, Associate Professor, School of Management of Politecnico di Milano and Coordinator, Climate Change Mitigation Programme, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
      • Michelle Hilscher, Associate, BEWorks, Canada
      • Mohan Munasinghe, Founder Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute of Development (MIND), and Vice Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace
      • Owain Service, Managing Director, The Behavioural Insights Team, United Kingdom
      • Pelle Hansen, Founder of iNudgeyou, Chairman of the Danish Nudge Network and Co-Founder of the European Nudge Network, Denmark
      • Pete Lunn, Senior Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland
      • Saugato Datta, Managing Director, ideas42, United States
      • Sim Sitkin, Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor in Leadership and Director of the Behavioural Science and Policy Centre, Duke University, United States
      • Simon Ruda, Founding member of the Behavioural Insights Team and Director of International programmes, United Kingdom
      • Varun Gauri, Head of the Global Insights Initiative (GINI) and Senior Economist in the Development Economics Vice Presidency of the World Bank, United States


INTERESTED IN READING over 100 case studies showing the application of behavioural insights to public policy around the world?


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The OECD publication Behavioural Insights and Public Policy: Lessons from Around the World presents the results of a first-of-its-kind survey of behavioural insights units around the world.

This report discusses the use and reach of behavioural insights, drawing on a comprehensive collection of case studies from across the world and policy sectors, including consumer protection, education, energy, environment, finance, health and safety, labour market policies, public service delivery, taxes and telecommunications. It suggests ways to ensure that this experimental approach can be successfully and sustainably used as a public policy tool.




TO REGISTER for the events, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: For the 12 May event, seats are limited. Please fill the registration form and we will be in contact to confirm your registration.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Claudia Paupe, OECD Regulatory Policy Secretariat.


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