Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 26 2015 Workshop on Behavioural Science and Public Policy

This is the sixth Behavioural Science Workshop in a series of six that will take place in 2014/15. These workshops are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The venue is the Court Room on the 4th Floor of the Cottrell Building at Stirling University. It will take place on June 25th and 26th. 

The workshop will be dedicated to the interface between behavioural science and public policy. Researchers involved in the empirical estimation of policy effects and in the understanding and shaping of the theoretical principles that inform policy have agreed to present. A key theme of this workshop will be the measurement and data needs and priorities of those conducting policy research and methods through which key measures such as well-being, preference parameters, personality, and biological measures could be integrated into policy research to a greater extent and the advantages that this approach may yield.

The programme will last over 2 days. The first day is explicitly aimed at PhD students. The format will be themed sessions with faculty discussants. The second day is an invited speaker workshop that will address key questions at the interface of policy and the academic literature on behavioural science. 


9:00-9:30: Registration & Coffee

9:30-10:15  Professor Liam Delaney (Stirling): "Recent Developments in survey measurement". 

10:15-11:00: Dr. Leonhard Lades (Stirling): "Self-Control and Present Bias Preferences". 

11:00-11:30: Coffee  

11:30-12:15: Professor Alan Sanfey (Radboud University) "Fairness, trust and cooperation: Insights from Decision Neuroscience"

12:15-13:00: Professor Emla Fitzsimmons (UCL): "Millenium Cohort Study" 

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-14:45: Professor Gordon Brown (Warwick): “Preference elicitation and the subjective well-being approach to health state valuation.”

14:45-15:30: Professor Wandi Bruine de Bruin (Leeds) "Measuring decision-making competence across the life span"

Click here to sign up to attend the June 26 workshop.

1 comment:

Tom W said...

Wish I could come, sounds like a fascinating line-up!