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Beyond Nudges: Risk, Psychology and Choice Architecture in Policy



THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. We have over booked to allow for drop outs so will not be operating a waiting list.

We are pleased to invite you to a half-day research seminar taking place at City University London.

Recent research insights in psychology and other behavioural sciences have opened new and additional avenues to improve the efficacy of public policy in order to increase public welfare. This new toolbox extends far beyond the popularly understood and marshaled intervention of choice defaults, known as nudging. This seminar convenes key researchers to critically consider the potential of their work to impact a broad and diverse set of global policy problems, including terrorism, pension planning, and climate change.

The event is free to attend but places are limited. 

We have a few spaces for displaying posters; if you would like to display a poster at the seminar please contact us via email

Programme (may be subject to change)

  • 1.00pm Coffee and Registration
  • 1.30pm Introduction and Welcome.
  • 1.40pm Elke Weber (Center for Research On Environmental Decisions, Columbia University)
    “Choice Architecture for the Environment”
  • 2.10pm Eric Johnson (Center for the Decision Sciences, Columbia University)
    “Customizing Nudges to Maximize Welfare”
  • 2.40pm Magda Osman (Queen Mary University of London)
    "Fit for change: Drawing the Boundaries of Environment in Behavioural Interventions”
  • 3.10pm – 3.30 TEA
  • 3.30pm Peter Ayton (City University London)
    “Dread Risk and Terrorism”
  • 4.00pm Molly Crockett (Oxford University)
    "The Price of Principles"
  • 4.30pm Paul Slovic (Decision Research and University of Oregon)
    “The Psychology of Risk”
  • 5.30 – 6.00pm Networking reception

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When & where

1.30pm - 6.00pmWednesday 10th February 2016

Northampton Suite A University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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