Reciprocity can be found everywhere and has roots that predate human kind. In this summary of his new book Adam Oliver argues that this important component of motivation has been given insufficient attention in the design of public policy interventions. … More Don’t be an Egoist! On the Importance of Reciprocity in Public Policy
“It is more pressing than ever to make the Arab region and the world, safer, more prosperous and inclusive, one experiment at a time”. Dr Fadi Makki draws inspiration from the debate at BX Arabia 2019, Beirut … More Making the Arab region safer, more prosperous and inclusive – one experiment at a time
Are there biological differences behind gender differences in risk-aversion? Elaine Liu reports on a study of the impact of childhood socialisation. … More Social Norms and gendered risk attitudes
How does social change happen? Cass Sunstein explores the role of social norms – their power and their fragility … More How change happens
Winner of the 2018 Sir Julian Le Grand essay prize at the LSE, Kiki Chu, proposes watching eyes as a behavioural intervention against sexual harassment on the Tokyo subway network … More Power of the Eyes – Deterring Sexual Harassment in the Japanese Subway
By Christie Hurrell, Paul Pival, and Kathryn Ruddock , University of Calgary Library Can small incentives act as effective “nudges” to encourage researchers to adopt open behaviours in the scholarly communications process? A recent article by Maynard and Munafo in Behavioural Public Policy suggests a number of such small incentives at a variety of stages in the … More When open research won’t be nudged by a badge: The case for sticks and carrots
By Tony Hockley, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) In his article for the journal the former head of the UK civil service, Gus O’Donnell bemoans “the challenge of making nudge attractive to politicians”. In the same piece he recommends that the leading article by Sanders et al should be be … More Too little, or too much, politician interest in Nudge?