The best of policyshop in 2015
The policyshop blog was launched in September of 2015 and we thought it would be great to kick off 2016 with a handful of our favorite posts so far. They include posts covering articles from the BSPA’s flagship journal, Behavioral Science and Policy (be on the lookout for the second issue, coming very soon!), leading research from journals in the field, news about developments in behavioral policy in the federal government. Finally, we started the whole thing off with an interview with the New York Times’ David Brooks. And don’t forget, while it’s not on the blog, here’s BSPA co-founder Craig Fox’s Op-Ed on the Partisan Nudge Bias.
what makes interventions last?
Why do some interventions result in persistent behavioral change, while others do not? The same things that make an intervention immediately effective are not necessarily the same ones that make it last.
Paper or Plastic?
A tiny tax had an impressive impact on behavior, suggesting that a policy that focuses on consumers on the margin could still have a lot of bite.
the behavioral science approach to policy making: a conversation with david brooks
Brooks spoke to us about his affinity for social science and its use in policy, as well as how best to position behavioral science in a way that makes its appeal bipartisan.