Public sector managers and policymakers are under constant pressure to deliver high quality solutions to complex socio-political, economic and sectoral problems and issues. But what are the skills needed to identify policy problems, assess options, formulate solutions, test their effectiveness, and evaluate their impacts? What kinds of policy making approaches should be used in dealing […]
In partnership with the world’s leading authority on behavioral insights, the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT), the Graduate School of Public Policy offers an Executive Education program on Applying Behavioral Insights to Public Policy on 9-12 October 2017. Policy-makers around the world have also begun to take seriously the insights offered by behavioral economics and psychology. A growing body of research shows a number of situations in which individuals act in ways that run counter to the predictions of standard economics. Our rationality, self-control and self-interest are all bounded in ways that have important implications for the way large organizations – governmental or private- design, implement and communicate policies.
Professor Kishore Mahbubani serves in the Boards and Councils of Yale President’s Council on International Activities (PCIA), University of Bocconi International Advisory Committee, World Economic Forum – Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics and as Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nominating Committee.