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June142019

Conference Registration now open!

The BSPA team is thrilled to announce that Professor Elke Weber will be leading our efforts as the Conference Chair for our 5th annual conference on June 14th, 2019

The speaker, venue and registration information will be up soon – save the date!

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Call for Submissions & Ask the Editors!

Want to submit a paper to BSP but not sure whether you have the right angle? 

BSP has a new ‘ask the editors’ feature available for potential authors. Simply click below to send us an email, and we will respond within 72 hours.

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Upcoming Spotlight Events

BSPA co-hosts a ‘spotlight workshop’ during which potential authors of manuscripts can present relevant work proposing applications of behavioral science within a specific theme or ‘spotlight’ of choice — ideally with a view to publication in our journal. A one-day event is held for a group of researchers, practitioners, and private-/public- sector experts to give feedback to those presenting their research findings, creating an opportunity for the participants to identify new opportunities to inform the research agenda in a particular space. Upcoming spotlights include: Safe Driving with the University of Kansas and Health Equity with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. If you have any interest in attending or presenting

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Suggested News and Media

  • 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.

  • Are Nudges Cost-Effective?

    The UCLA Anderson Review unpacks a paper co-authored by Shlomo Benartzi that documents the cost-effectiveness of behavioral nudges compared to more traditional forms of government interventions. Hard to argue with those nice bar charts.

  • WEBINAR: How Emotions Influence Financial Markets: Building a Constellation of Evidence

    The next BEAR Webinar Series, in partnership with BSPA, will feature Lisa Kramer, presenting her research next week, April 11, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM ET. This webinar will explore how specific moods and emotions can have important implications for the way financial markets work, for better or worse.

  • Simple Changes to Job Ads Can Help Recruit More Police Officers of Color

    “How do we encourage more and different people to apply for public sector jobs, and to the police in particular?”, asks Elizabeth Linos in HBR. In collaboration with the Behavioral Insights Team and the What Works Cities Initiative, she ran a field experiment aimed at opening up the applicant pool to those who may not have considered a career in law enforcement before.

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Thinking of Submitting a Paper? Ask the Editors!

Want to submit a paper to BSP but not sure whether you have the right angle? 

BSP has a new 'ask the editors' feature available for potential authors. Simply click below to send us an email, and we will respond within 72 hours.

Ask the Editors