Behaviorally-informed health contest goes live

BEHAVIA Weight-Loss ContestThe 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.

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Freelance and research collaboration

Are you currently pursuing a PhD or Master in Behavioral Economics and are you interested in applying behavioral insights in the field? Then get in touch with us: we are currently looking for behavioral freelancers and are always interested in new research collaborations.

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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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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

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.

Behavioral Public Policy in Action

Our Managing Director, Dr. Manuel Schubert, gave a talk on Behavioral Public Policy at the Asbar World Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With a couple of interactive live-experiments, the event also premiered ClassEx in the Gulf region. Great night with great people and very inspiring discussions!

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Have you ever stopped a diet?

If you like ice cream and sometimes think you should work out more often, then have a look at BEHAVIA‘s weight-loss contest and let us know what you think.

Designed for a large-scale roll out, it combines motivating social incentives, reinforcement mechanisms and small financial rewards in a fun environment.

Boosting public health