Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Cass Sunstein at UCD - Video

The video of Professor Cass Sunstein's recent talk "New Directions in Behaviourally Informed Policy" at UCD is available at this link and is embedded below. The event was hosted jointly by the UCD College of Social Science and UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy in conjunction with the Irish Behavioural Science and Policy Network.


Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Mr. Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in a number of nations. Mr. Sunstein is author of many articles and books, including (2001), Risk and Reason (2002), Why Societies Need Dissent (2003), The Second Bill of Rights (2004), Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (2005), Worst-Case Scenarios (2001), Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), Simpler: The Future of Government (2013) and most recently Why Nudge? (2014) and Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas (2014). He is now working on group decisionmaking and various projects on the idea of liberty

Relevant Readings: 

Professor Sunstein's publications are available on his website 

His recent book "Ethics of Influence" covers many of the themes of his talk. 

We put together a reading list on behavioural science and public policy for the audience. It is geared toward the Irish environment but the majority of the links are broadly relevant. See also here for a wider set of readings on the debates surrounding nudging.

The mailing list for the Irish Behavioural Science and Policy Network can be signed up at this link. We will host several more meetings this year.

Details of our new MSc in Behavioural Economics at UCD are available at this link.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great to have the video link. Thanks Liam