What is behavioural economics and how do I learn about it?

Behavioural economics combines insights from economics and psychology to tackle real world challenges. The QUT Graduate Certificate in Business (Behavioural Economics) is particularly suited to people looking to advance their career as economists, policy makers, business analysts and risk managers, in occupations such as communications, marketing, business development and management, and many other related fields.

In this virtual session, Behavioural Economist Professor Benno Torgler provided an overview of behavioural economics and information about the Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Economics at QUT.

The information session was held via zoom on Thursday the 4th of June, 2020.

Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business (Behavioural Economics) by January 31 to start in February 2021. For details on fees, course structure and content, click HERE.

To view the full presentation slides, click HERE. A recording of the virtual event can also be found below.

About Our Speakers

Professor Benno Torgler

Benno is a Professor of Economics in the QUT School of Economics and Finance, as well as the lead for the Behavioural Economics and Non-Market Interactions program with BEST. His primary research interest lies in economics, but he has also published in journals with a political science, social psychology, sociology and biology focus. To learn more about Benno, click HERE.


Vicki Vanderent

A strategic and innovative thinker, Vicki is responsible for strategic and business planning, policy, communication and innovation with the Insurance Commission. Vicki uses the knowledge and skills she learned in the Behavioural Economics Graduate Certificate to inform policy and design communication material for Queensland motorists, CTP insurance claimants and insured agencies. Vicki has qualifications in business and communication, and more than 20 years’ work experience across the private, public and university sectors.



Location: Virtual Event
Start Date: 04/06/2020 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 5:00pm
End Date: 04/06/2020
End Time: 6:00pm
Organiser: BEST Centre & QUT School of Economics and Finance