Since commencing their work in 2010, the UK Behavioural Insights Team (aka. “the Nudge Unit”) has pioneered an increasing trend in the mainstream application of behavioral sciences to public policy making. In recent years, leading countries across the globe have started running their own “nudge units” (see map). The growing interest in the importance of behavioral sciences in the public sector is also obvious from activities of the European Union which has established its own Foresight and Behavioural Insights Unit. Such findings have proved beneficial for applications in the private sector also.
Unfortunately, the progress seen in other countries has not been matched in Central Europe which is somewhat lacking in the development and application of these new trends, both on a practical and academic level. Our inaugural Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences (PCBS) aims to address this gap by igniting the discussion about behavioral approaches to public policy and by creating a platform and a network for like-minded scholars, consultants, professors, and policy makers across the region to gather annually and discuss new findings, present research, and connect with the rest of the behavioral sciences world.
Adam Oliver is a Reader in the Department of Social Policy. He teaches a range of health policy and health economic-related topics, and his principal research interests focus upon behavioural economics and its applications to public and private policy making.
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Call For Papers
We are accepting perspective of behavioral science analysis which address issues of:
Your article should not exceed 8 pages in total (i.e. including references, footnotes etc.)
Article language: English
Papers are required to be in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors should use footnotes rather than endnotes or in-text references, and must include complete bibliographical information. Authors should include information on their titles and professional affiliations, along with e-mail address.
All entries will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed bilingual interdisciplinary journal, New Perspectives on Political Economy (NPPE), established in Prague in 2005; [ISSN 1801-0938 (On-line); ISSN 1804-6290 (Print)].
Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences
Maurice Allais was a French economist, the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources. He was responsible for early work in Behavioral economics, which in the US is generally attributed to Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. As such, he is perceived as one of the first pioneers of the field.
Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences, with the kind permission of and in coperation with Fondation Maurice Allais (France), awards an annual Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences. This prize is being awarded for a contribution to the field of behavioral science.
Bart J. Wilson (Chapman University, USA)
Dr. Bart Wilson has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. His broad fields of specialty are industrial organization and experimental economics. He is currently pursuing research on the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origins of property right systems in laboratory economies. His other research programs apply the experimental method to topics in gasoline markets, e-commerce, electric power deregulation, and antitrust. Dr. Wilson is part of a team, lead by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith, that will create and run the new Economic Science Institute at Chapman.
Preliminary Program is subject to change. The final program will be published one month before the conference.
3:00 pm – 5:45 pm
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Opening (Center for Behavioral Experiments, CZE)
6:15 pm – 6:20 pm
Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences Award Ceremony
6:20 pm – 6:55 pm
Maurice Allais Memorial Lecture (Keynote Speaker)
7:00 pm – 7:55 pm
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
8:45 am – 9:45 am
10:00 am – 12:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
2:00 pm – 5:45 pm
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Keynote Closing Lecture
6:45 pm – 7:55 pm
#PCBS2017 took place in Prague between April 28 and April 29, 2017. The keynote speaker and laureate of the Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences was experimental economist Bart J. Wilson from Chapman University. Among other speakers were for example Hannah Behrendt from the Behavioural Insights Team or Sam Tatam from OgilvyChange.
Friday program had been attended by more than 100 people. Saturday Program welcomed presenters from 7 different countries who were presenting papers on and discussing the topic of Modern Policy Making.