As our operating environment evolves to become more complex, policymakers face greater challenges to design effective and behaviourally compatible policies. Thus, having a sound understanding of Behavioural Economics (BE) and Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) will go a long way in helping you with your policy work.
This yearâ€™s symposium, "Understanding What Works: Behavioural Economics and Randomised Controlled Trials in Public Policy", brings together BE experts and policy practitioners to discuss specific applications of BE and RCTs in public policies. It also features speakers who have done extensive research on the behaviours of vulnerable groups.
Join keynote speakers, Professor Eldar Shafir (co-author of Scarcity) and Professor Cass Sunstein (co-author of Nudge), as they speak about how BE and RCTs can be applied in interventions aimed at understanding vulnerable groups better and designing policies that can help them. Dr Rory Gallagher (Behavioural Insights Team, UK) will share his experience and insights from applying BE and RCTs in policy designs in various countries, including Singapore.
This symposium is co-funded and organised by Civil Service College and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. For more information, click here.
Professor Eldar Shafir,Â William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University Department of Psychology;
Professor Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard;
Dr Rory Gallagher, Managing Advisor and Director of International Programmes for the Behavioural Insights Team
- Thursday, 31 July 2014
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Civil Service College, Auditorium