Behavioural insights for effective regulation: Examples from around the world

In the previous blog post, I have discussed (in broad brushstrokes) how our understanding of the rationality and irrationality of human behaviour has changed over time. In this one, I will introduce a variety of regulatory interventions from around the world that build on this changing understanding of predictable (ir)rational behaviour.   Towards behavioural insights … Continue reading Behavioural insights for effective regulation: Examples from around the world

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Behavioural insights for effective regulation: 10 of my favourite (popular science) books

At the Regulatory Clinics, people ask me what books to read to gain a better understanding of the biases and heuristics uncovered in the behavioural sciences, and the innovative regulatory responses that build on behavioural insights. Serving the rapid growth of interest in behavioural sciences from policymakers and practitioners, scholars from various fields (including behavioural … Continue reading Behavioural insights for effective regulation: 10 of my favourite (popular science) books

Behavioural insights for effective regulation: Presentation and notes

Over the next months, I will give a series of Regulatory Clinics to discuss the use of behavioural insights in regulatory practice with the G-REG community. In parallel, I will write a series of blog posts on the same topic. You will find these under the ‘research’ tab. The blog posts can be understood as … Continue reading Behavioural insights for effective regulation: Presentation and notes

Behavioural insights for effective regulation: The evolution of (ir)rational behaviour

The focus of the first year of the Chair in Regulatory Practice is on the use of insights from the behavioural sciences in regulation. Such regulation is often referred to as ‘Nudging’, following a famous book from 2008 by Professors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. In their book, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and … Continue reading Behavioural insights for effective regulation: The evolution of (ir)rational behaviour

Launch of the Chair in Regulatory Practice

On 10 September 2018, we had the formal launch of the Chair in Regulatory Practice at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Below is a transcript of my speech. There's also a presentation.   Kia ora, Thank you, Keith (Keith Manch; Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maritime NZ), for your kind words. And many … Continue reading Launch of the Chair in Regulatory Practice