7 of the Best Resources For Keeping Up with Behavioral Economics Research

The world of behavioral economics is a busy one. Here are 7 resources that you can use to stay in the loop.

1. The BE Hub  // @behavecondotcom

Behavioraleconomics.com has great behavioral economics related content, go figure! Notably, this site is home to a fairly active blog, a list of current job openings in BE, and three incredibly in depth guides. Keep an eye out for their 2017 Behavioral Economics guide coming out in June of this year.

2. The Behavioral Science and Policy Association // @BeSciPol

“(…) we serve as an information hub, and community builder- connecting individuals and organizations through our conferences, spotlight workshops, taskforces, and the publication of newsletters and behavioral science & policy.”

BSPA also maintains not only a job listing, but a “matchmaker portal” that connects BE experts with those in need of their services. The journal they publish is a fantastic resource and you can download past issues under the “journal” tab on their website.

3. iNudgeYou // @iNudgeyou_com

iNudgeYou focuses on nudges in case that wasn’t clear from the name. They are based out of Copenhagen and offer blog postings in Danish, Swedish, and English. Their current and past projects are great case studies for those interested in how to apply behavioral economics research.

4. Behavioral Insights Team // @b_i_tweets

With locations ranging from London to Singapore, the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) runs a very active blog and works closely with the UK government to study and implement policy solutions.

“BIT started life inside 10 Downing Street as the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences. Our objectives remain the same as they always have been:

  • making public services more cost-effective and easier for citizens to use;
  • improving outcomes by introducing a more realistic model of human behaviour to policy; and wherever possible,
  • enabling people to make ‘better choices for themselves’”

5. Center for Health Initiatives and Behavioral Economics (University of Pennsylvania)

If you are interested in the applications of behavioral economics in health related fields, then following CHIBE’s research and newsletter is a must. They actively post news to their site and frequently work with a number of big name partners.

6. Behavioural Economics Research Team of the Australian Government (BETA) // @beta_gov_au

For policy news and resources relating to the Australian government, look no further.

“Rather than expecting people to redesign their lives around government, our work encourages people-centred design, which means: simpler, clearer and faster public services.

We are the Australian Government’s first central unit applying behavioural economics to improve public policy.”

7. London School of Economics (LSE) Behavioural Research Lab // @LSEBehavioural

LSE is very active on Twitter and provides updates regarding their lab member’s recent publications on their main site. They are definitely worth following if you plan on keeping up with BE news via the social media site.