BEHAVIA to support G20 Summit

BEHAVIA Behavioral Insights for G20Fantastic news from the official G20 Engagement Group for Think Tanks: our joint policy brief with Dr. Fahad Alsharif, Senior Researcher at the King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, has been accepted.

The policy brief focusses on “how to solve global burden sharing problems?” and will form part of the G20 recommendations of the Task Force on “Migration and Young Societies”.

We are super excited, truly honored and can’t wait for the G20 Saudi Arabia Summit to begin!

Upcoming Workshop: Behavioral Insights and Nudging

BEHAVIA Behavioral Insights and Nudges

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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Asbar World Forum “Towards the Future”

Behavioral Insights and Public Policy

Impressions from a fantastic and super inspiring Asbar World Forum “Towards the Future” held under the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh Region. More than 100 speakers from 15 countries.

Why do we fail to take joint global action?

Global action

Our directors Dr. Manuel Schubert and Dr. Julia Stauf give a workshop on Global Cooperation at the Asbar World Forum on 05/11/2019.

Time to rethink our behavior

Climate change, waste disposal or forced migration – most of today’s global challenges have the same root-cause: they result from a trade-off between collective and individual goals. During the workshop, the audience will engage in choice experiments to see how individual incentives are in stark contrast to socially desired outcomes.

How can we use these insights and apply them to joint global actions? Can we develop mechanisms to effectively cope with the underprovision of global public goods? The workshop will address these and related questions from a Behavioral Economics standpoint.

Register now http://www.awforum.org/index.php/en/registration-for-the-discussions

The chocolate self-delusion

Behavioral insights into intertemporal choices, self-control issues and the virtues of commitment

Part 3

Previously, we discussed how the concept of time inconsistency can explain why we sometimes act against our own interest, and we identified different types of time-inconsistent decision makers. Now let’s turn to the really important part: strategies to save us from ourselves.

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Which type of time-inconsistent decision maker are you?

Answer the six questions in this personality test to find out!