The Policy Shop: to nudge or not to nudge?


PODCAST: Can a simple nudge encourage us to eat less chocolate or pay our parking fines on time? Nudge is having a growing influence as a public policy tool. But what exactly is nudge? How effective is it? And are there ethical concerns?

Dr David Halpern, board director and chief executive of the Behavioural Insights Team in the UK, and Professor Abigail Payne, director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research join the vice chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis to discuss these questions.

Listen to the latest edition of The Policy Shop, part of University of Melbourne’s Pursuit blog, below:

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