Thanks to all of those who attended on workshop on behavioural economics and public policy in Stirling on Friday November 8th. Some notes and suggested readings are below (thanks to Leonhard Lades for notes and Aisling Ni Chonaire for photographs). Details of future workshops will be provided to the mailing list and through this blog and our twitter page.
1. Behavioural Economics, Well-Being and Unemployment (Professor Liam Delaney):
2. Rank-Based Social Norms Interventions (Professor Alex Wood)
3. Childhood self-control and later life outcomes (Dr. Michael Daly)
4. New measures of consumer sentiment (Dr. David Comerford)
5. A database of Nudge studies (Mark Egan, PhD student)
- A list of behavioural policy readings is provided on this link that address a number of the ethical and policy questions discussed during the panel session.
- Behavioural Foundations of Public Policy edited by Shafir is a particularly powerful introduction to behavioural science applications to policy questions.
- Daly, M., & Delaney, L. (in press). The scarring effect of unemployment throughout adulthood on psychological distress at age 50: Estimates controlling for early adulthood distress and childhood psychological factors. Social Science and Medicine.
- Mark mentioned two papers in response to questions; (i) regarding the increasing personalization of interventions, Cass Sunstein has an essay on Personalized Default Rules and (ii) regarding interventions that can improve childhood self-control see this Diamond & Lee paper "Interventions Shown to Aid Executive Function Development in Children 4 to 12 Years Old"
- Publications page for Alex Wood.