Report from our July 22 Event on ‘Nudges’ and Behavioural Economics

On July 22, 2014, 45 public servants from the Government of Canada attended a half-day event examining the theory and practice of behavioural economics or Nudge theory as it applies to policy development in the Government of Canada and abroad. The session included: Case Studies presented by two Departments leading in this area of work in the Government of Canada. Presentations were made by Jean-Francois Ruel, Director Intelligence and Data Division, Canada Revenue Agency and Chad Hartnell, A/Senior Director, Partnership… Read more

Innovation and ‘Nudge’ Economics – New Policy Frontiers

The new government has signalled that it expects innovation as well as solid policy advice. This updated course explores new concepts like behavioural or ‘nudge’ economics, integrative thinking and design thinking. The IOG has developed a unique, 2-day Boot Camp to help you prepare for this exciting and challenging new world of policy development and advice. Why does ‘nudge’ matter to Government of Canada policy analysts? Policy is moving in new directions, signaled by Destination 2020. The report announces the… Read more

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