Expanding our academic engagement

Expanding our academic engagement

Domestic Policy Behavioural Economics
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government

BETA is excited to be expanding our academic collaboration over the next six months by partnering with Professor Robert Slonim. This will expand our research capability and academic linkages while Professor Michael Hiscox briefly steps away from the role to return to Harvard for the second half of this year.

We look forward to welcoming Professor Slonim into BETA as he is already well-known to many of us. Professor Slonim was the keynote speaker at BETA’s academic workshop in November 2016 where he presented his research on using behavioural economics to improving blood donations. Professor Slonim is highly regarded as a pioneer in the area of experimental economics and has been able to demonstrate the link between these findings and matters of public policy. We are looking forward to him joining the team!

BETA has been privileged to work under the guidance and leadership of Professor Hiscox, who has been with BETA since its inception in early 2016. Under his leadership, BETA has collaborated with 19 partner agencies to deliver a range of projects across government, with a strong focus on building capability and testing what works. He leaves the team well positioned to commence work on a new set of projects and we are looking forward to a dynamic and busy period ahead.