From having an extra piece of cake to committing tax fraud, people often make decisions at odds with what they consider to be the ‘right’ or ‘responsible’ choice. Come and learn about how and why these decisions are made, implications for policy makers and what the leading thinkers are doing about this issue.
Faciliator: Paul Boehm
Catherine Griffin is an Assistant Director of the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) dedicated Behavioural Insights Unit. In the two years since being established, the BI Unit has contributed significantly to an improved client and staff experience.
Daniel A. Effron is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Previously, he taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and was a fellow of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
He earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University, and a B.A. in psychology from Yale University (magna cum laude). His research examines the psychological processes that allow people to act unethically without feeling unethical. He also researches how people form judgments of others’ wrongdoing.
Associate Professor Nicholas Biddle is Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and Director of the newly created Policy Experiments Lab. He has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Education from Monash University. He also has a PhD in Public Policy from the ANU where he wrote his thesis on the benefits of and participation in education of Indigenous Australians. He previously held a Senior Research Officer and Assistant Director position in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.