New article on Behavioral Insights in Arabic language

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We are delighted to announce that our article “Behavioral Insights for Humanitarian Aid and Relief: A selection of Case Studies to combat COVID-19” has been published in the International Journal of Humanitarian Studies, the academic journal of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre.

In the article, our directors Dr. Manuel Schubert and Dr. Julia Stauf discuss how behavioral insights can be applied in humanitarian aid and relief. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, they present a selection of case studies that could help to improve social distancing, hand washing and information agency.[i] The article aims to serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for practitioners to give behavioral insights interventions a try in humanitarian work.

The complete issue can be downloaded here.

[i] The case studies are based on articles and papers available till May 2020.

Knowledge Partner of Values 20 (V20)

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We are super excited and deeply honored to be the official Knowledge Partner of V20 in 2020.

V20 is a global platform of value experts and practitioners aiming to support the G20 in finding people-centered public policy solutions based on values. With its combined expertise in values and behavioral public policy, V20 seeks to improve societal outcomes and contribute to overcoming the global challenges.

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Next generation of online experimentation

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Online experimentation is an important tool in behavioral economic research. Our affiliate Marcus Giamattei and his colleagues just published a paper on LIONESS Lab, a new platform for online experiments.

The platform allows researchers to develop, test, run, and share interactive experiments – covering the full range of behavioral economics topics. The platform is a joint project of the University of Nottingham, the University of Passau and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin. It is currently used by more than 300 institutions in over 50 countries.

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Again top rank for Behavia’s academic incubator

22nd place among the best young universities worldwide and 2nd place in Germany

Behavia‘s academic incubator and alma mater the University of Passau has ecured another top result in the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for 2020. Among the universities aged 50 or younger, Passau came in 22nd (out of 414) and 2nd among all German universities.

Find more information in the official press release (in German language).

Upcoming Workshop: Behavioral Insights and Nudging

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Smart designs, settings and services change how we perceive options and ultimately affect our behaviors. Behavioral insights organize these effects in a systematic way and provide a wide range of nudging applications to better achieve an organization’s goals. Well-known examples at the company level are healthy workplace designs, nudges to de-bias recruitment decisions or to increase job satisfaction.

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News from T20

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BEHAVIA Behavioral Insights for G20We are very honored that our MD Dr. Manuel Schubert and Dr. Fahad Alsharif have been invited to present their policy brief at the T20 virtual session.

The policy brief, titled “The G20 Protocol on Forced Migration”, proposes a new governance framework to manage the provision and allocation of host capacities on a global scale. More to come soon.

Promoting tech for good

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“How to increase trust in a service app that protects consumer data?” This was the key question behind our project with helix id, a provider of a mobile application that allows users to control third-party access to personal data.

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Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins (Part 2)

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Second day of the 7th seminar on “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins” at Passau University. Today, we focused on moral balancing, overconfidence, decision making under risk, procrastination, and trust. To learn more about our own biases and preferences, we conducted a series of online experiments (the screenshot shows us during an incentive-compatible “marshmallow experiment”). For those who are interested in today’s topics, have a look at the full syllabus below.

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⭐️Eid Mubarak⭐️

Eid Mubarak

We wish all of you blessed and peaceful Eid Al-Fitr. May you celebrate it every year with your loved ones being safe, well and happy.

© This lovely card was designed by Yusuf Alhumaili.