Programme Thursday

The programme takes place at location Drift 21.

Thursday – June 20

08.30 – 09.00 hrs  Welcome and registrationFoyer
09.00 – 10.30 hrsParallel Sessions – Round 3
Session 3A – Consumer Behavior |  More infoSweelinck
Session 3B – The law of good people  |  More infoD109
Session 3C – Discussion panel: the neuroliberal government’ |  More infoD006
Session 3D – Policy Practice  |  More infoD105
Session 3E – Walking Tour  |  More info
10.30 – 11.00 hrs  Coffee breakFoyer
11.00 – 12.00 hrsParallel Sessions – Round 4
Session 4A – Wink Individual Presentations  |  More infoSweelinck
Session 4B – Symposium: Prompted Rationality  |  More infoD109
Session 4C – Inside organisation  |  More infoD005
Session 4D – RIVM Symposium  |  More infoD006
Session 4E – Behavioural experiments in practice  |  More infoD003
12.00 – 13.00 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityFoyer
13.00 – 13.15 hrsWelcome in Janskerk (3 minutes’ walk)
13.15 – 14.15 hrsKeynote lecture – Beyond effectiveness: The value(s) of nudging  | More info
Barbara Prainsack – Professor of Comparative Policy Analysis
University of Vienna and King’s College London
14.15 – 15.15 hrsVaccination debate  |  More info
Katharina Paul – University of Vienna, Alberto Giubilini – University of Oxford,
Roland Pierik – University of Amsterdam, Hedwig te Molder – Wageningen University
and Lars Korn – University of Erfurt
Moderator: Karin van den Boogaert
15.15 – 15.30 hrsClosing & Take home messagesJanskerk
15.30 – 16.00 hrs  Closing drinksJanskerk

Parallel Sessions 3 – 09.00 – 10.30 hrs

Session 3A – Consumer Behavior

A Social Norm Nudge to Save More: A Field Experiment at a Retail Bank
Robert Dur  |    Abstract
One size fits all? Designing financial incentives for exercise behavior tailored to individual economic preferences
Stefan Lipman  |    Abstract
Under pressure: is nudge effectiveness influenced by time pressure?
Femke de Boer  |    Abstract
Investigating households’ energy savings using in-home energy displays
Mirthe Boomsma  |    Abstract

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs  |    Room: Sweelinck  

Session 3B -The Law of Good People

The Importance of Behavioural Ethics for Law Enforcement
Yuval Feldman  |    Abstract
Comments on Chapter 4 – Revisiting Non-formal Enforcement Mechanisms
Anne-Lise Sibony  |    Abstract
Comments on Chapter 6 – Are All People Equally Good?
Malik Bozzo-Rey  |    Abstract
Comments on Chapter 10 – Discrimination by Good Employers
Marie Mercat-Bruns  |    Abstract

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs  |    Room: D109  

Session 3C – Neuroliberal government

Discussion Panel
Neuroliberal government. What role for social science after the behavioural turn?

This panel debates both therole of social sciences in the spread of behavioural public policy and the contribution of critical social scientific analysis for advancing the understanding of the legitimacy, ethics and impacts of nudging. If public policies are developed and trialed according to the ontological and epistemological precepts of the behavioural and neurosciences, what can the social sciences and humanities tell us about the impacts hereof on freedom, autonomy, welfare, governance, authenticity and citizenship?

Chair: Jessica Pykett  |    Abstract
Panelists: Benjamin EwertJoram Feitsma, Mark Whitehead

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs  |    Room: D006  

Session 3D – Policy Practice

Is nudging in policy making accepted in Flanders?
Veerle Beyst  |    Abstract
Public acceptability of nudging and taxing to reduce consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and food: A population-based survey experiment
James Reynolds  |    Abstract
Can we take behavioural insights within policy making to a deeper level? Insights from a Centre of Government
Peter de Smedt  |    Abstract

Meat on the Menu? How Social Norms Can Stimulate Vegetarian Choices in Restaurants
Julie de Vaan  |    Abstract

Design against crime
The effects of the use of nudging in fighting undermining crime in Rotterdam Zuid in The Netherlands
Myrthe van Delden  |    Abstract

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs  |    Room: D105  

Session 3E – Walking Tour

Walking Tour
Nudging in the wild – a walking tour in the city of Utrecht

The behavioral sciences give us so many beautiful insights, why don’t we see them all around us in the city? When designing the city you have to deal with many aspects and considerations. This walking tour brings us to a number of locations in the centre of Utrecht and clarifies some decisions that have been made in arranging the city. And who knows, we might even spot some nudges in the wild!

Niek Verlaan  |    Abstract

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs  |    Utrecht  


Parallel Sessions 4 – 11.00 – 12.00 hrs

Session 4A – WINK project: main findings

Knowledge use within the behavioural state
Joram Feitsma  |    Abstract
On the legitimacy of nudging for public health
Anastasia Vugts  |    Abstract
The role of prior preferences in the effectiveness of nudging
Tina Venema  |    Abstract

 11.00 – 12.00 hrs  |    Room: Sweelinck  

Session 4B – Prompted rationality

The Prompted Rationality symposium will introduce a new understanding of nudges that highlights autonomous decision making for the benefit of all by making a call on empathy with others when deciding about matters of societal interest. Typical examples involve choices for vaccination, organ donation, the energy transition (e.g., solar screens) and others that represent a potential tension between personal and common benefit. While traditional nudges typically strive for optimal personal benefit, the Prompted Rationality approach aims at promoting rational choices for the common good by affording good choices rather than exploiting biases in human reasoning.

The symposium involves presentations from a multidisciplinary group of researchers, including psychology, public administration, and design science. The symposium will also exhibit some examples of this new kind of nudges.

Denise de Ridder, Lars Tummers, Henk Aarts, Caroline Hummels, Erik Hans Klijn

 11.00 – 12.00 hrs  |    Room: D109  

Session 4C – Inside organisation

Building against bias: Experimental evidence on debiasing strategies for public professionals
Rosanna Nagtegaal  |    Abstract
Exploration versus exploitation: an RCT in public administration decision-making
Bora Lancee
 |    Abstract 
Nudging Decision makers: Accountability and Regulatory Bias
Some lessons while moving from the lab to the field
Thomas Schillemans  
|    Abstract

 11.00 – 12.00 hrs  |    Room: D105  

Session 4D – RIVM Symposium

Nudging and behavioral insights to promote a healthy population and environment
Else Zantinge |    Abstract
Commitment lotteries
Koen van der Swaluw  |    Abstract
Improving safety with forklift trucks by nudging
Michelle Zonneveld  |    Abstract

 11.00 – 12.00 hrs  |    Room: D006  

Session 4E – Behavioural experiments in practice 

Encouraging students to deactivate their public transport card on time
Kaj Bots  |    Abstract
Reducing ‘ghost cycling’ on the Erasmus Bridge
Kevin de Goede  |    Abstract
Turning the tide: reducing littering behavior in nature reserves
Sabine Jansen  |    Abstract

 11.00 – 12.00 hrs  |    Room: D003