The UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy is pleased to announce our PhD Student Conference in Behavioural Science for 2018 in collaboration with the Stirling University Management School. This continues successful annual events held at Dublin and Stirling. The PhD conference will be held at University College Dublin on November 29th and will be followed by the 11th annual Irish economics and psychology conference on November 30th. Attendees to the PhD conference on November 29th are also welcome to attend the November 30th workshop. To register for the event go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/phd-behavioural-science-workshop-tickets-52485221711
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has led in the promotion and adoption of behavioural science research in public policy. This comment, by Liam Delaney of the Geary Institute (UCD), addresses a number of issues that must be faced by BIT and the wider behavioural public policy agenda as the field becomes institutionalised and normalised within public policy internationally, in particular issues of ethics and professional codes. As work in this area is increasingly conducted at scale, it is important to develop a framework for considering the ethical and practical implications of the application of behavioural science to policy. [...]
The 11th Annual Workshop on Economics, Psychology, and Policy in Ireland will be held in the Geary Institute Seminar Room on the 30th of November, 2018. The workshop will involve talks from a number of speakers, including Keynote speeches from Erik Angner (Stockholm University) and Wandi Bruine de Bruin (Leeds University & Carnegie Mellon). The programme of events, including a link to register to attend the workshop, can be found here
Applications are now open to those wishing to apply for the MSc in Behavioural Economics at UCD. This is is an exciting new course devoted to providing an in-depth training in the area of behavioural economics. Students will take a range of rigorous economic modules but will specialise in understanding a range of new models that incorporate the latest evidence on human decision making. As well as being trained in the core concepts and theories of behavioural economics, students will also learn about the range of empirical methods used to test ideas in this area in lab and field [...]
On September 7th, we will host a one-day workshop to mark one year since the launch of our programme on behavioural science and public policy at UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy.
Our work on scarring effects of unemployment was recently published in the Social Science Journal. The full paper is available within.
There is an opportunity for paid research experience assisting the development of the behavioural science and policy research group at UCD working with Professor Liam Delaney.
Professor Andrew Oswald will speak at UCD Geary Institute on June 5th from 1230pm to 2pm. All are welcome but registration is required. Lunch will be provided in advance.
Full details, including a link to apply are available within. Applications are invited for a permanent Lecturer/Assistant Professor post in Environmental Policy. Applicants must have a PhD in environmental economics and policy or a related area, a strong, demonstrable commitment to research and international publication in environmental policy design and behavioural science, an ability to teach at University level, a capacity for graduate student supervision, a strong quantitative research and teaching ability, a commitment to translating the fruits of research into policy innovation, excellent interpersonal skills, and a capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the School, the UCD Earth Institute, UCD Geary Institute and the wider academic community.