Prague, Czech Republic

Behavioral Public Policy

when 9 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 540

Behavioral Public Policy is one of the courses of the CEBEX Summer School on Behavioral Sciences 2021. You can attend face-to-face in Prague or online. The course takes place from 9 to 13 August.


You can choose if you attend in face-to-face or online form. In case you have paid face-to-face form, and the coronavirus situation will not allow us to run the summer school in this form, or if the restrictions will not allow you to come, you attend the summer school online and we refund the amount you paid extra for the face-to-face form.


Policymakers around the world more and more often seek findings from behavioral sciences to inform public policies. The UK’s Behavioural Insights Team successfully demonstrated that in many cases the use of default options, social norms, or framing is the best and the most cost-effective response to various issues from diverse areas, such as health, energy, education, environment, financial products, consumer protection, or public service delivery.


- The (Ir)ristible Rise of BPP
- (De)Motivating Good Behaviour
- Guides for Choice Architects
- BPP Design Workshop, Presentations & Conclusion
- Introduction into BPP in Making
- BPP: when theory meets practice
- Project presentation: Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy
- Reading a call for proposals, understanding clients’ needs and preparing a research design
- Ethics in behavioural economics applications
- Developing and Running an Experiment in Lioness Lab
- What Do Heuristics Have to Do with Policymaking?
- Behavioral Policymaking with Bounded Rationality
- EBE & Public Policy: Introduction
- Rationality in Economics vs. Rationality in Public Policies
- Rationality and Values in Public Policies
- Evolutionary Critique of Nudge Theory in Public Policy
- Do We Have a Free Will and What Does It Mean For Public Policies?


Credits info

4 EC

After successful completion of the course, you get 4 ECTS. Students have to get in total at least 60% of all available points which are being awarded for the following activities:
- attend all lectures (20 hrs. of WL / 1 pt. per hour, 20 in total)
- submit 4 homeworks (8 hrs. of WL / 2 pts. per homework, 8 in total)
- final exam (21 hrs. of WL / 22 pts.)
- final project (55 hrs. of WL / 50 pts.)

Fee info

EUR 540: Students
EUR 590: Regular
These are face-to-face participation fees. Online participation fees are 440€ (students) and 490€ (regular).