The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced its “Walk 30” campaign. The countrywide campaign under the theme “Saudi Walks!” seeks to promote public health by cultivating a culture of walking. It involves dozens of activities as well as a special walking event held on the Saudi National Day.
Fantastic 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”.
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.
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.
We are very pleased to announce that BEHAVIA is Scientific Partner of this year’s Asbar World Forum – “Towards the Future”. The forum will be held under the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud, Governor of Riyadh, and take place from 4 – 6 November 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel Riyadh.
Register now at http://www.awforum.org/index.php/en/
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.
Behavioral insights into intertemporal choices, self-control issues and the virtues of commitment
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.