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Behavioural Economics: Fad, Fiction or the Future of Public Policy?

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AusIndustry Victorian State Office

L5, 111 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Vic 3000

Australia

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Behavioural economics provides new theories and evidence that disrupt a conventional or typical policy-maker’s mindset and perspective on what motivates and how to change behaviour. A central method of behavioural economics (experiments run in the field or in the lab) offers a new way to develop and design policies, whether through iterative co-design, or randomised controlled trial before implementation. Rather than opaque or manipulative, the use of the methods and theories of behavioural economics (with appropriate registration and replication of trials) allows public servants to display and explain transparent accounts of the rationale for a policy and its expected effects.

This session includes a 60 minute presentation, including interactive experiments, that introduces attendees to the fundamental theories and methods of behavioural economics that are of relevance to public policy. The intended audience is a public servant who may have heard of behavioural economics (or behavioural insights) but who is unfamiliar with what it involves or how to use it in a public policy context. The session also addresses sceptical views that behavioural economics is (a) a passing fad or (b) an unhelpful fairy tale.

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AusIndustry Victorian State Office

L5, 111 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Vic 3000

Australia

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