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Workshop on “The Role of Mental Health in Public Policy”


  On March 3 2021, the Behavioural Science and Policy group organized a virtual policy workshop on The Role of Mental Health in Public Policy . The goal of the workshop was to bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the  the implications of growing mental health issues on policy design in the areas of labour market, financial, education and health policies  the impact of public policy design itself on the mental health of individuals  the role of public policy to address inequalities that individuals with mental health issues experience Over 130 people registered for the online event, which was attended by [...]

Workshop on “The Role of Mental Health in Public Policy”2021-03-08T17:00:54+00:00

Annual Behavioural Science PhD Conference


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

Annual Behavioural Science PhD Conference2018-11-12T15:33:32+00:00

Behavioural Insights Team: Ethical, Professional and Historical Considerations


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. Liam Delaney's commentary [...]

Behavioural Insights Team: Ethical, Professional and Historical Considerations2018-10-15T14:23:49+00:00

11th Annual Workshop on Economics, Psychology, and Policy in Ireland


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

11th Annual Workshop on Economics, Psychology, and Policy in Ireland2018-10-15T14:11:16+00:00

MSc in Behavioural Economics at UCD


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 settings. The MSc [...]

MSc in Behavioural Economics at UCD2018-10-15T13:41:11+00:00
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