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 [...]
The UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group will host a "Mini-Workshop" on Sludge (the evil cousin of nudge). It will take place on September 23, 2pm - 4pm on Zoom. We will distribute the Zoom link to UCD staff and students as well as members of the Irish/UK Behavioural Science Network. If you would like to participate as well, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The preliminary schedule is below: 14:00 - 14:10: Introduction 14.10 - 14:30: Stuart Mills (LSE) on "Nudge/Sludge Symmetry" 14:30 - 14:50: Leonhard Lades (UCD) on "Sludge and Transaction Costs" 14:50 - 15:10: Janne Kalucza [...]
The 12th annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on November 29th in Dublin, jointly organised by researchers in ESRI and UCD. The purpose of these sessions is to develop the link between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. Registration to attend is free of charge. The event takes place in the seminar room of the Economic and Social Research Institute. To register for the workshop, please click here. Preliminary programme 8.50am to 9am: Registration and [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. For information about last two year's PhD conference see within. 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.
The 11th annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on November 30th in Dublin, jointly organised by researchers in ESRI and UCD. The purpose of these sessions is to develop the link between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. If you would like to present at this event please send a 200 word abstract to Liam.Delaney@ucd.ie before Friday 7th September.
Our research group in UCD seeks to recruit PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of behavioural economics. While we will consider applications across a wide range of areas, a particular focus of our work is on the development of naturalistic methods such as experience sampling and day reconstruction in behavioural economics to study real-world decision making. Those interested in conducting a PhD in this area should contact Liam Delaney at Liam.Delaney@ucd.ie. Postdoctoral funding opportunities are currently available through the Irish Research Council, and we also aim to advertise more posts during the upcoming year. Indicative projects are below but we [...]
Derville Rowland will speak on "Financial Conduct Regulation: Why Understanding Behaviour Matters.". The talk takes place on Wednesday 7th February at 930am in the UCD Geary Institute seminar room. The talk will be followed by a Q+A session ending at 1030am. Speaker Biography: Derville Rowland was appointed Director General (Financial Conduct) in the Central Bank of Ireland on 1 September 2017 and is responsible for consumer protection, securities and markets supervision, enforcement and policy and risk. Derville is a member of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA).Prior to this appointment, Derville was the Director of Enforcement in the Central Bank, [...]
Speaker: Professor Neil Stewart Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 Registration: There is no fee to attend this event but please register your attendance HERE. Seminar Topic Professor Stewart will discuss three papers on behavioural science with mass transaction data. Paper 1: Gathergood, J., Mahoney, N., Stewart, N., & Weber, J. (2017). How do individuals repay their debt? The balance-matching heuristic (available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3000526) We study how individuals repay their debt using linked data on multiple credit cards from five major issuers. We find that individuals do not allocate repayments to the higher interest rate card, which would minimize [...]