the programme

New Approaches to
Economic Challenges
Seminar Programme
January - February 2015
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New Approaches to Economic Challenges
SEMINAR PROGRAMME
Urban productivity and governance
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Regional Development Policy Division
Economics Department
Useful information
Room CC9, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
Public Governance and Territorial Development
Finance, Growth and Income Inequality
Boris Cournède
Rudiger Ahrend
Head of the Urban Policy Unit
21 January 2015
Senior Economist
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9 February 2015
Useful information
Room CC13, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
OECD
13 February 2015
Economics: The User Guide
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Ha-Joon Chang
Reader in Economics
23 January 2015
University of Cambridge
Useful information
Room CC7, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
Behavioural Insights and New Approaches to Policy Design:
What Works and Why
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See pages 3 to 6
Useful information
Room CC9, OECD
9.15 AM - 6.30 PM
19 February 2015
NAEC and Historical Perspectives
Vincent Gayon
Maître de conférences
Université Paris Dauphine
27 January 2015
Matthias Schmelzer
Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History
University of Geneva
New Approaches to SME and Entrepreneurship Financing:
Broadening the Range of Instruments
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Miriam Koreen and Lucia Cusmano, OECD Centre
for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development
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Gert Wehinger, OECD Directorate for Financial
Useful information
Room CC7, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
Useful information
Room CC2, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
and Enterprise Affairs
24 February 2015
Social Impact Investment
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Karen Wilson
Consultant, Structural Policy Division of the Science,
OECD Technology and Innovation Directorate
Useful information
Room CC7, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
5 February 2015
Social Democracy, the Nobel Prize in Economics and the Market Turn
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Avner Offer
Chichele Professor Emeritus of Economic History
University of Oxford
Useful information
Room CC5, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
16 March 2015
Income inequality and well-being in Japan
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Takashi Oshio
Professor
Institute of Economic Research
Hitotsubashi University
To attend, please register
on EMS or RSVP to
[email protected]
Useful information
Room CC10, OECD
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
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OPENING REMARKS
09.15-09.40
Mari Kiviniemi
OECD Deputy
Secretary-General
Welcoming remarks to all participants to the
workshop and the OECD
A welcome cof fee will be ser ved at 08.45 outside the room.
11.30 - 12.45
Session 2
Olli-Pekka
Heinonen
State Secretary to Prime
Minister, Finland
Stefan Hunt
Financial Conduct
Authority, UK
Rolf Alter
Director, Public Governance and Territorial
Development, OECD
09.40-10.00
David Halpern
Behavioural
Team, UK
11.15 - 11.30
Insights
10.00-11.15
Session 1
Professor,
Har vard
Kennedy School
Pablo Marquez,
Executive Director,
Colombia
Communications
Regulator
Introduction to Behavioural
Insights and New Policy Tools
This session will explain the importance of the
workshop for practical implementers and policy
makers. It will set out the current international
trends on this topic and develop the rationale for
new approaches for policy design and regulatory
delivery.
The Economic and
Social Research Institute
(PRICE Lab), Ireland
Edwin Lau
This session will address the search of governments
for what works and why. It will place behavioural
approaches in the context of new policy and
delivery tools and discuss their advantages and
disadvantages. This session will investigate the
current evidence of benefits and the costs of the
methods inside and outside of governments.
Françoise Waintrop
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Moderator:
David
Behavioural Insights Team, UK
de la Modernisation
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Halpern
Secrétariat Général
Discussant:
Katie
Martin,
12.45 - 14.00
Session 3
Solange Rosa
Director of Policy and
Strategy, South Africa
Yuval Laster
Director, Environmental
Policy Division, Ministry
of Environmental
Protection, Israel
for Tax Policy and
• Moderator:
Owain
Service,
Managing
Director,
Behavioural
Insights Team, UK
• Discussant:
Odette
van
de
Riet, Ministry of Infrastructure and
Environment, Netherlands
LUNCH BREAK
Macro and Micro Impacts
of
Applying
Behavioural
Economics?
This session will discuss the possible scope and
advantages of behavioural insights in regulatory
design and delivery, as well as the potential untapped
benefits of applying behavioural methods to macrolevel public policy issues. It will discuss whether
behavioural approaches can inform broader
government strategies or if they are more appropriate
for testing specific interventions for better outcomes.
Elke Weber
• Moderator: Dr. Pelle Hansen,
Founder of inugedeyou, Chairman
of Danish Nudge Network and Cofounder of The European Nudge
Network, Denmark
Franco Sassi
• Discussant: Jean-Luc Schneider,
Deputy Director, Policy Studies Branch,
Economics Department, OECD
Professor, Columbia
Business School
Managing Director, ideas42
Jonathan Leigh
Pemberton, Centre
This session will investigate the institutional
arrangements of governments and regulators, such as
through “behavioural economics units” and initiatives
in governments and regulatory agencies. It will
examine the political economy of introducing such an
initiative and then also discuss the key ingredients for
spreading a new way of thinking about old problems.
Reform of the Public
Sector Division, OECD
14.00 - 15.15
Regulating in the modern
economy – New Tools for
Policy Outcomes
Mainstreaming “new” thinking
into institutions
Health Division, OECD
4
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Brigitte Madrian
Pete Lunn
COFFEE BREAK
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BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS AND NEW APPROACHES TO POLICY DESIGN
Behavioural Insights and New
Approaches to Policy Design
BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS AND NEW APPROACHES TO POLICY DESIGN
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
3
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Session 4
Xavier Troussard
Head of Unit «Foresight
and Behavioural
Insights», European
Commission
Lee McCauley,
Treasury, New Zealand
Maya Shankar
White House Social and
Behavioural Sciences
Team (via video
conference)
Ways
and
methods
for
supporting
behavioural
insights
and
other
new
approaches
to
economic
challenges?
This session will discuss what support is required
for “behavioural insights and new approaches
practitioners” to successfully deliver better
policies and better outcomes. This may include a
discussion on the existing resources, networks and
organisations and how they can assist practitioners.
It will also include a discussion on the potential role
of international bodies such as the OECD to support
governments and regulators.
Session 7
Richard Thaler
Professor,
Chicago
Booth
School
of
Business (Via video
conference)
Faisal Naru
R e g u l ato r y
P o l i cy
Division, OECD
18.15 - 18.30
Moderator: Luiz De Mello Deputy
Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development,
OECD
Consumer Policy
Unit, Digital Economy
Division, OECD
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Discussant: Varun
David Halpern
Behavioural
Team, UK
Gauri,
CoDirector, World Development Report 2015, World Bank
From nudging to the next
frontiers…
Professor Richard Thaler will share his views on the
future for applying behavioural insights and the
potential of behavioural approaches to influence
public and economic policy as well as the challenges
in realising this potential.
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Questions: Faisal Naru
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Followed by Q&A from audience.
FINAL WORDS
Closing
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Pete Avery,
6
17.30 - 18.15
Final thoughts and comments will be provided on the
discussions and outcomes of the meetings and any
potential next steps.
Insights
Luiz de Mello
16.30 - 17.15
Session 5
Professor,
Har vard
Law School (Via video
conference)
Katie
Managing
ideas42
Mar tin
Director,
The story so far of Behavioural
Approaches and Nudging
More Information
Behavioural economics is the study of economic decision
making and activity. Why do people make certain actions
and how do they act in certain situations? This can range
from the selection of product brands, to big decisions such
as understanding why some people have health insurance,
pensions and make health decisions.
Professor Cass Sunstein will discuss the progress
to date and lessons learnt from implementing
behavioural approaches internationally. This
includes revisiting the premise behind applying
“nudges” for governments (better regulation) and for
citizens and business (time and money).
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Questions: Katie Martin
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Followed by Q&A from audience.
Understanding this behaviour can help governments and
regulators design policies in such a way that citizens make
better decisions and actions for themselves.
CONTACT
17.15 - 17.30
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COFFEE BREAK
For more information please contact Faisal Naru, Senior Economic
Advisor, OECD ([email protected])
or Filippo Cavassini, Policy Research
and Advice, OECD ([email protected]
oecd.org).
WEBSITES
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http://www.oecd.org/naec
http://www.oecd.org/gov/regulatorypolicy/behavioural-economics.htm
In the past five years, behavioural economics has been rapidly
propelled from the margins of economic policy analysis towards
the policy mainstream. Its increased application is helping
countries across the world to regulate better based on actual,
and not assumed, behaviour.
REGULATORY POLICY
The use of behavioural economics by governments and
regulators is a growing trend globally, most notably in the United
Kingdom and United States but more recently in Australia,
Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the
European Union.
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Cass Sunstein
Deputy Director, Public
Governance and
Territorial Development,
OECD
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BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS AND NEW APPROACHES TO POLICY DESIGN
15.15 - 16.30
BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS AND NEW APPROACHES TO POLICY DESIGN
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
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OECD INITIATIVE NEW APPROACHES
TO ECONOMIC CHALLENGES (NAEC)
The OECD initiative on “New Approaches to Economic Challenges”
(NAEC) is an organisation-wide reflection process on the causes of the
crisis and the lessons for policy. It was launched at the 2012 OECD
Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) with the objective to catalyse a
process of continuous improvement of the organisation’s analytical
frameworks and advice.
www.oecd.org/naec
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