Applying Behavioural Economics to Public Policy
Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2
Time: 2.45 - 5 pm
This special session of the Irish Economics and Psychology Conference 2012, designed for policymakers and others interested in the implications of behavioural economics for policy, will be held on Friday 30 November in the ESRI.
One of the UK’s leading policymakers will describe how insights from behavioural economics are being used to design new initiatives across UK government departments and agencies. The session will also hear from a leading behavioural economist on the potential benefits and dangers of applying this groundbreaking area to policy.
14.45 Registration, Tea/Coffee on arrival
15.00 How the Market Gives Us What We Want – Even if We Are Irrational
Professor Robert Sugden, University of East Anglia
15.45 Audience discussion
16.00 Applying Behavioural Insights to Public Policy
Dr. David Halpern, Head of the Behavioural Insights Team at the UK Cabinet Office
16.45 Audience discussion
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This session is co-organised by the ESRI and the UCD Geary Institute and is part of the fifth one-day Irish Economics and Psychology conference. A full schedule of presentations for the day can be found by following this link.
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