BEHAVIA and ASBAR form partnership

ASBAR & BEHAVIA Contract Signing 1

Big day for BEHAVIA: We have teamed up with the Asbar Center for Studies, Research & Communications to cooperate on a behavioral economics project  in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Working hand in hand to deliver the best results for our client, we are very excited to jointly provide unique Saudi experience in public policy paired with Behavioral Economic Engineering made in Germany.

Some impressions taken during the official launch event…

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Top rank for BEHAVIA’s academic incubator

16th place among the best young universities worldwide and 2nd place in Germany

BEHAVIA‘s  academic incubator and alma mater Passau University has secured another top result in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for 2019. Among the universities aged 50 or younger (‘Young University Ranking’) Passau came in 16th and in second place in Germany.

Find more information in the official press release.

Overcoming Behavioral Impediments to Honesty

For the 17th time, our affiliate Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff and his team are organizing the workshop “The Economics of Corruption”, at the University of Passau. This year’s workshop focusses on “Overcoming Behavioral Impediments to Honesty” and will be held from September 22-29, 2019.

The workshop provides graduate and PhD-students with experimental, behavioral and institutional tools for doing research on corruption and good governance. For further information and registration, please approach http://www.icgg.org.

Further reading on behavioral approaches to increase honesty and integrity:

  1. How income and tax rates provoke cheating – An experimental investigation of tax morale
  2. Preventing Corruption by Promoting Trust – Insights from Behavioral Science

Training weeks at BEHAVIA

Masterclass in Behavioral Public Policy, Saudi Arabia

Our directors Manuel and Julia just came back from a fantastic visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, giving a Masterclass in Behavioral Public Policy. This week, Manuel is catching up on “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins”. More to come in June, then focusing on moral decay, procrastination and behavioral labor market insights.