RMIT Behavioural Business and Policy Week Starting with the two-day Annual Australia New Zealand Workshop in Experimental Economics where researchers interested in experimental and behavioural economics can present their latest research, receive constructive feedback in an informal environment, and network with other researchers.
The Behavioral Business and Policy Week is a groundbreaking event that brings together some of the brightest minds in the fields of economics, psychology, and policy analysis. Over the course of four days, this event delves deep into the fascinating world of behavioral science, exploring how human behavior shapes business decisions, policy formulation, and market design. With a stellar lineup of speakers from esteemed Australian institutions and renowned international establishments such as NYU Abu Dhabi and University College London, this week promises to be a journey of intellectual discovery and collaboration like no other.
The first two days of the Behavioral Business and Policy Week kick off with the ANZWEE (Australia-New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics) sessions. This intensive workshop aims to unravel the intricate web of behavioral economics. Distinguished scholars and experts will guide attendees through the labyrinthine landscape of human decision-making, revealing how psychological factors influence economic choices. Topics on these days will revolve around risk and uncertainty, shedding light on why individuals and organizations often make seemingly irrational decisions. The sessions will delve into behavioral patterns, cognitive biases, and heuristics that underpin economic choices. Attendees will gain valuable insights into understanding and predicting human behavior in various economic scenarios, ultimately providing a more nuanced approach to policy formulation and market design.
On the third day, the focus shifts to the fascinating world of market design. The ARC Behavioral Market Design Workshop brings together experts who have played pivotal roles in shaping markets using behavioral insights. Attendees will explore how principles from behavioral science can be harnessed to create more efficient, equitable, and sustainable markets. This day provides a unique opportunity to witness real-world applications of behavioral economics in market design.
The fourth and final day of the Behavioral Business and Policy Week offers a mini-class on the art of conducting experiments to inform research in policy and business, delivered by Professor Dmitry Ryvkin and Professor Jingjing Zhang. Experimental methods are powerful tools for understanding and predicting human behavior, and this class is tailored to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate experiments into their work effectively. Participants will learn about experimental design, data collection, and analysis techniques, enabling them to conduct rigorous experiments to inform their research, policy recommendations, or business strategies. This mini-class empowers attendees to bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing them with practical tools to leverage the insights gained from experiments in their respective fields.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.