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Kapuscinski Development Lectures | Can Behavioural Science improve public policies?

13 Nov from 18:00 to 20:00
Anfiteatro 1, Quelhas


ISEG | Antitheatre 1, Quelhas building | 13th November, 18.00


Two years after the first of the Kapuscinski Development Lectures in Portugal, the Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies (CEsA-ISEG/ULisboa) brings to Portugal, with the support of the European Commission and PNUD – The United Nations Development Programme, Simon Ruda, an International specialist in behavioural science and its influence in improving public policies in developed and less-developed countries.

This lecture, which will be held at ISEG on the 13th of November, introduces the concept of behavioural science – what it means and how it works – using examples from laboratory experiments and practical applications in the field from all over the world to show the various aspects of the subject. The conference will also describe how the Behavioural Insights Team has applied and assessed this approach in various areas of internal policy, as well as in some of the relevant areas in medium-developed and less-developed countries. Simon Ruda principally uses real-life examples from the United Kingdom and other governments throughout the world, based on experiments in the field carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team and its partners.

As space is limited,
t is necessary to enrol by the 11th of November


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