George Loewenstein/ Samuel Nguyen/ Drazen Prelec/ Luc Bovens

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Better decisions versus autonomous choices: should policy makers try to influence people’s behaviour using techniques from the behavioural sciences when it comes to retirement savings, organ donation, and lunch choice? Philosopher Luc Bovens is joined by behavioural economist George Loewenstein, behavioural psychologist Drazen Prelec, and Samuel Nguyen of the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team to discuss the ethical questions surrounding nudge theory.

George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Samuel Nguyen, Senior Economist, Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office
Drazen Prelec, Professor of Management Science and Economics, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy, LSE

Recorded on 27 January 2014 at the LSE