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  • 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.

The 1st Annual International Behavioural Public Policy Conference 2020

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and supported by the Marshall Institute and STICERD.

Update: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 1st International Behavioural Public Policy Conference is postponed until September 9th-10th 2021. It will be possible to register for the conference from March 2021. All other details regarding the conference remain unchanged.

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BPP Blog

  • Pandemic Optimism: Realistic v Hopeful
  • 04 December 2020, Tony Hockley (LSE)
  • Optimism encompasses a ‘positive anchoring’ in risk decision making. This can be a coping mechanism to overcome the anxiety of risk in a pandemic. However,...
  • Complex Problems need Complex Science
  • 23 October 2020, Tony Hockley (LSE)
  • Many of today's most ambitious policy goals involve complex systems. The 'behavioural revolution' in public policy means that behavioural science is playing...
  • Reimagining Policing
  • 17 September 2020, Tony Hockley (LSE)
  • Algorithms provide a good starting point for police reform, but not a panacea. When screening candidates for the police force of the future, for example, auditing...


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