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The fifth Irish Behavioural Science and Policy Network meet-up will take place on June 20th from 12pm to 2pm in E.S.R.I.

The meet-up will address analytical methods and behavioural science in public policy. Currently confirmed speakers include:

  • Norman Gillanders (formerly of Irish Revenue);
  • Áine Ní Choisdealbha (ESRI);
  • Liam Delaney (Stirling and UCD).

There is no registration fee but places are limited so we encourage early registration. Lunch and coffee will be provided.

All those interested are most welcome to attend, so please do share this event information with anyone who you think would like to come along.

What is the purpose of the network?
  • The purpose of Irish Behavioural Science and Policy Network (IBSPN) is to bring together the thinkers and doers of behavioural science in Ireland.
  • We want members of the network to share, discuss and debate how behavioural insights can and should be applied in the business, academic and public policy domains in Ireland.
When is the next meet-up?

The fifth Irish Behavioural Science and Policy Network meet-up will take place on June 20th from 12pm to 2pm in E.S.R.I.

The meet-up will address analytical methods and behavioural science in public policy. Currently confirmed speakers include:

  • Norman Gillanders (formerly of Irish Revenue);
  • Áine Ní Choisdealbha (ESRI);
  • Liam Delaney (Stirling and UCD).

There is no registration fee but places are limited so we encourage early registration. Lunch and coffee will be provided.

All those interested are most welcome to attend, so please do share this event information with anyone who you think would like to come along.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th of June.

Liam, Seán and Pete.

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IBSPN Infromation

Each meet-up is structured around a collection of short talks, where each speaker describes briefly an idea they are working on (or thinking about), followed by questions, potential suggestions for collaboration between members, and a group discussion on the collection of talks.

Development of Meet-Ups
During last year’s conference it was agreed that more ad hoc meet-ups in between the annual conferences would be a good idea and would assist with the dissemination of new ideas in the behavioural science field, with a view to establishing a more structured network in this area in Ireland. The first of these meetings took place in Dublin on July 22nd and was organised by Prof. Liam Delaney and Seán Gill of nudgenomics. There were 4 presentations on the night from Liam Delaney (Stirling Behavioural Science Centre) , Pete Lunn (ESRI), Michael Daly (Stirling Behavioural Science Centre) and Sean Gill (nudgenomics and Warwick Business School), as well as discussion on future events of the Irish BSPN, and the role of behavioural economics more generally.
What format will the meet-ups take?
The meetups are informal in nature and normally involve 2-3 short talks (10 min. each) by members of the network as well as invited speakers. This follows the same style of meet-ups held in cities such as London and Sydney. For now we envisage the events being structured around these short talks, whereby a speaker briefly describes an idea that they are working on (or thinking about), and the potential for collaboration between network members. There are of course many other event formats that could be considered (and we are most open to).
Annual Conference
Since 2008 there has been an annual conference organised for those working at the interface of economics, psychology and other related areas. Speakers have included international thought-leaders such as David Laibson, David Halpern, Robert Sugden, Arie Kapteyn, Ruth Byrne and John O’Doherty. The last annual conference took place at the ESRI in Dublin on November 27th of last year. Details of the 2016 event will be made available later in the year.

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