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  • BSPA Conference Countdown: 1 Week to Go

    Next Friday, May 18th, many of you will join us in Washington D.C. for the 4th annual Behavioral Science & Policy Association conference. The conference will feature keynote speaker Daniel Kahneman and the groundbreaking Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, as well as over 30 other speakers presenting their original research. BSPA has reserved some last minute tickets for those of you who, like most humans, enjoy procrastination.

  • Behavioral Economics from Nuts to ‘Nudges’

    In case you didn’t hear his Nobel lecture, Richard Thaler offers a written version in the Chicago Booth Review. Thaler explains in a footnote: “I should say that this article is not a transcription of the lecture I delivered in Stockholm during Nobel week. There are two reasons for this. One is simple procrastination. The talk was on December 9, 2017. The written version was not ‘due’ until January 31, 2018, which is surely an aspiration rather than a real deadline. Why do something now that you can put off until later? The other reason is more substantive. Talks and articles are different media. Readers interested in seeing the actual lecture can find it at Nobelprize.org.”

  • Citywide Behavioral Science Experiments Are Paying Off

    Fast Company covered ideas42’s nudge experiments in cities like New York and Chicago this week. Also check out this article about how the city government of Scottsdale, Arizona scaled up a testing-based approach initially spearheaded by the Behavioral Insights Team.

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BSPA in the News

  • 2018 BSPA Publication Award for Innovation in Behavioral Policy

    The Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) invites nominations for its first annual award for innovation in Behavioral Policy. BSPA’s Behavioral Policy award recognizes research that advances rigorous application and development of behavioral/social science to policy and practice in public, private and non-profit sectors. Its goal is to encourage work that has potential to improve the quality of life of individuals and/or organization. We will consider all research published, in journals or as books, in the years 2015-2017. The date must be the in-print date rather than the on-line date. You may send nomination via an email to the following address: awards@behavioralpolicy.org

    Please write BSPA Prize Nomination' in the subject line. Note that you are allowed to nominate your own work.

    The deadline for submitting a nomination is April 2, 2018.

    Winner(s) will be announced at BSPA’s annual conference, May 18, 2018 in Washington D.C. For more information on the annual conference see:
    https://behavioralpolicy.org/bspa-events/bspa-annual-conference-2018/

  • LAST CALL: Submit Proposals for BSPA’s Annual Conference by February 19

    The call for proposals for the BSPA Annual Conference has been extended to February 19, 2018. Submit your proposal for short (TED talk-style) presentations highlighting research in six key areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy: Education & Culture, Energy & Environment, Financial Decision Making, Health, Justice & Ethics and Management & Labor. The annual conference of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association will be held on May 18, 2018 in Washington DC.

  • Deadline Extended: Submit Proposals for BSPA’s Annual Conference by February 19

    The call for proposals for the BSPA Annual Conference has been extended to February 19, 2018. Submit your proposal for short (TED talk-style) presentations highlighting research in six key areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy: Education & Culture, Energy & Environment, Financial Decision Making, Health, Justice & Ethics and Management & Labor. The annual conference of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association will be held on May 18, 2018 in Washington DC.

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Behavioral Science in Action

BSPA in action

Within Federal Government

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island
  • United States of America

Research & Think Tanks

Online Databases

Please see below for the current databases that summarize behavioral science findings.

  • The European Nudging Network

  • The Behavioral Evidence Hub

     

Please see below for the current platforms that are based on behavioral science findings:

  • A platform designed to help ​​organizations find the best candidates based on their talents

Don’t see your database or platform? Let us know at bspa@behavioralpolicy.org and we will add it to our list!

Reports Corner

Looking for research to help your organization learn more about behavioral science? Find BSPA’s round-up of the most comprehensive reports highlighting rigorous research below:

BSPA

BSP is an international peer-reviewed journal featuring short, accessible articles describing actionable policy applications of behavioral scientific research that serves the public interest. Edited by foremost disciplinary scholars for scientific rigor, and leading policy analysts for relevance and feasibility of implementation, manuscripts that pass this dual-review are professionally edited to ensure accessibility to a broad audience including policy makers, executives, behavioral scientists, and educated lay readers. BSP is an interdisciplinary joint publication of BSPA and the Brookings Institution.

Learn more about BSP and other publications