How behavioural economics does and can shape public policy

Behavioural economics – the love child of economics and psychology – has advanced considerably in the past two decades. In this event Andrew Leigh, in discussion with John Daley, outlined the main lessons of behavioural economics, and discussed the ways that it has affected policymaking in Australia. Lessons from theory and other countries suggest some of the ways that behavioural economics might continue to help us craft better policies in the future.

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