Behavioral Insights for Policy Design in Risky and Vulnerable Situations
Full course description
The final course of the specialization will bring together the concepts, frameworks and skills learned during the previous three courses with a specific focus on policy design in risk and crisis situations. How can geospatial data be used for better policymaking? Are "nudges" effective in inducing behavioral change with respect to risk taking and risk management? We will dig deeper into various models stemming from social psychology and behavioral economics that may help develop effective policies to avoid and ameliorate risky and vulnerable situations. Also, students will develop specific skills to translate and disseminate academic research output into effective policy advice.
Students will learn how to:
- Apply models from social psychology and behavioral economics aimed at understanding and regulating human behavior in crisis situations.
- Combine geospatial and behavioral micro-level data for econometric analyses to inform policy design in crises situations.
- Develop skills for communicating insights from academic research on risk to policy-makers.
- R. Weehuizen
- E.E.M. Nillesen