We are happy to announce that the 2020 PhD Conference in Behavioural Science will take place (virtually) on December 10th, 2020. It will be hosted by the Behavioural Science and Policy Group at the Geary Institute for Public Policy based in University College Dublin in collaboration with researchers from the Stirling Behavioural Science Centre. This continues successful annual events held at Stirling and Dublin. For information about previous PhD conferences click these links: 2015, 2017, 2018.

Please submit your abstract (up to 500 words) or your full manuscript by November 2nd, 2020 using this LINK.

This year, we would like to encourage applications from PhD students (at all stages) doing research in behavioural science (or behavioural economics, economic psychology, judgement and decision making, depending on your terminological preference) applied to (public) policy. Policy domains include but are not limited to:

  • Health and subjective well-being
  • The environment
  • Financial decision-making
  • Sludge and administrative burden
  • Socioeconomic inequality

Despite the virtual nature of the conference, we hope to provide abundant networking opportunities for participants characteristic of our previous PhD conferences. High quality submissions that are not accepted for the live presentation sessions will be considered for our speed research sessions (the exact format will be announced later). Further details of these videos will be provided once acceptance notifications are sent out.

Please submit your abstract or your full manuscript by November 2nd, 2020 using this LINK.

There will be no conference fee.

Here are the important dates:

  • November 02: Abstract submission deadline (up to 500 words or full paper) using this LINK.
  • November 10: Notification of acceptance by email.
  • December 10: Conference day.

Participants in the PhD conference will also be invited to participate in our annual behavioural science and policy conference on December 11th, 2020 which will feature invited presentations by scholars in behavioural science and behavioural economics. A link to this event is here.

The organising committee consists of Dr. Margaret Samahita, Dr. Leonhard Lades, Karen Arulsamy and Lucie Martin. If you have questions, feel free to send an email to leonhard.lades@ucd.ie.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to Dublin.