See below for a collection of useful links on behavioural economics, behavioural science, and public policy. They provide useful background reading for the various sessions we do on this area in Dublin and more generally.
The FCA Occasional papers that we have spoken about here a lot are available below. The first one introducing behavioural economics has lots of relevant information.
A very lengthy set of links that I have been maintaining on public policy is available below
The behavioural change wheel by Susan Michie is a terrific resource for a wideranging account of behavioural change.
A report written by IGEES on potential for behavioural economics in Ireland is below
Some further links below, grouped by topics that we have discussed here:
The best book for policy is behavioural foundations of public policy. http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9888.html
Obviously, Sunstein and Thaler's Nudge contains a lot of interesting material and cuts across almost all the examples that people brought up last week. http://yalebooks.com/ See our "database" for 100 nudge studies that cut across many areas http://economicspsychologypolicy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/nudge-database_3441.html Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow" is a bestseller available in all book shops and well worth reading as background.
The MINDSPACE paper is available on the link below and outlines the approach developed by the Institute for Government and the Behavioural Insights Team. Again, this paper cuts across all the examples we spoke about in the sessions.
For people interested in environmental and energy applications, this paper is very useful http://oullier.free.fr/files/2011_Oullier-Sauneron_CAS_Green-Nudges-Ecological-Behavior.pdf
The Sunstein/Reisch paper is one of the best and most detailed summaries.
Charitable Donations and Voluntary Behaviour
The BIT document "applying behavioural insights to charitable giving" is very useful
For those interested in public health applications, it is worth looking at this new book https://global.oup.com/academic/product/behavioral-economics-and-public-health-9780199398331?cc=gb&lang=en&
The BIT also have a nice summary of applications to public health - see below
Another nice paper below
Finance and Financial Regulation
Anyone thinking about financial products and financial regulation should read the excellent paper below
Behavioural Economics and Development
The JPAL lab is the best in the world on this area https://www.povertyactionlab.org/
The 2014 World Bank report gives a comprehensive overview of this material
Behavioural Economics and Pharma Compliance
See the work of Professor Kevin Volpp and colleagues below. Also the papers under the public health tab above will be very useful.
See below for a very useful paper on the psychology and economics of employee incentives.