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Behavioural Public Policy
  • ISSN: 2398-063X (Print), 2398-0648 (Online)
  • Editors: George A. Akerlof Georgetown University, USA , Adam Oliver London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School, USA
  • Editorial board
Behavioural Public Policy is an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to behavioural research and its relevance to public policy. The study of human behaviour is important within many disciplinary specialties and in recent years the findings from this field have begun to be applied to policy concerns in a substantive and sustained way. BPP seeks to be multidisciplinary and therefore welcomes articles from economists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, primatologists, evolutionary biologists, legal scholars and others, so long as their work relates the study of human behaviour directly to a policy concern. BPP focuses on high-quality research which has international relevance and which is framed such that the arguments are accessible to a multidisciplinary audience of academics and policy makers.

Forthcoming BPP articles for 2017
  • Sarah Conly: ‘Paternalism, Coercion, and the Unimportance of (Some) Liberties’.

  • Shaun Hargreaves Heap: ‘Behavioural Public Policy – The Constitutional Approach’.

  • David Hirshleifer and Siew Hong Teoh: ‘How Psychological Bias Shapes Accounting and Financial Regulation’.

  • Michael Jones-Lee and Terje Aven: ‘Weighing Private Preferences in Public Sector Safety Decisions: Some Reflections on the Practical Application of the Willingness to Pay Approach’.

  • Dan Kahan, Ellen Peters, Erica Dawson and Paul Slovic: ‘Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government’.

  • George Loewenstein and Nick Chater: ‘Putting Nudges in Perspective’.

  • Pete Lunn and Aine Ni Choisdealbha: ‘The Case for Laboratory Experiments in Behavioural Public Policy’.

  • Sunita Sah: ‘Policy Solutions to Conflicts of Interest: The Power of Professional Norms’.

  • Barry Schwartz and Nathan Cheek: ‘Choice, Freedom, and Well Being: Considerations for Public Policy’.

  • Cass Sunstein: ‘Nudges that Fail’.