Public policy requires evidence of how humans behave and respond to policy change. Our program applies methods from behavioural economics and social marketing to design effective public policy, co-develop policy interventions and evaluate effectiveness.
- Which policy problems can benefit from Behavioural Economic interventions?
- How do we assist policymakers to understand how humans respond to policy challenges and programs?
- How effective are “Nudges” embedded in current regulations and policies?
- How do biases affect responses to policies and regulations?
- How can behavioural economics, as an evaluation too, improve governance in organisations and government?
These are some of the research questions being investigated by the BEST Centre.
- Behavioural approaches to COVID-19
- Policy and behaviour in end-of-life decision-making
- Why do people do the wrong thing? Regulation and Compliance