The Behavioral Design Podcast

Behavioral Insights with Elspeth Kirkman & Michael Hallsworth

November 06, 2020 Samuel Salzer Season 1 Episode 3
The Behavioral Design Podcast
Behavioral Insights with Elspeth Kirkman & Michael Hallsworth
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The Behavioral Design Podcast
Behavioral Insights with Elspeth Kirkman & Michael Hallsworth
Nov 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Samuel Salzer

This episode of the Behavioral Design podcast is a conversation with Elspeth Kirkman and Michael Hallsworth. These are truly two heavy hitters when it comes to putting behavioral science to practice.

Elspeth founded BIT's North American office before returning to the UK to run the organization's social policy portfolio out of London. She has taught behavioral insights courses at Harvard and Warwick Universities and is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London.

Michael is the Managing Director, North America for the Behavioural Insights Team and an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Columbia University. Michael has also been a leading figure in developing the field of applying behavioral science to government. He has fifteen years’ experience of developing policy and designing services for national governments and international organizations. He has a PhD in behavioral economics from Imperial College London, where he is also an Honorary Lecturer.

Michael and Elspeth just released their book Behavioral Insights - An accessible introduction to the behavioral insights approach, which applies evidence about human behavior to practical problems. It's a great read and you might even call it the definitive introduction to the behavioral insights approach.

Listen in for a  great conversation discussing the book of course, but much more including habits, the future of the field, and how to get started as a behavioral science practitioner.

Show Notes

This episode of the Behavioral Design podcast is a conversation with Elspeth Kirkman and Michael Hallsworth. These are truly two heavy hitters when it comes to putting behavioral science to practice.

Elspeth founded BIT's North American office before returning to the UK to run the organization's social policy portfolio out of London. She has taught behavioral insights courses at Harvard and Warwick Universities and is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London.

Michael is the Managing Director, North America for the Behavioural Insights Team and an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Columbia University. Michael has also been a leading figure in developing the field of applying behavioral science to government. He has fifteen years’ experience of developing policy and designing services for national governments and international organizations. He has a PhD in behavioral economics from Imperial College London, where he is also an Honorary Lecturer.

Michael and Elspeth just released their book Behavioral Insights - An accessible introduction to the behavioral insights approach, which applies evidence about human behavior to practical problems. It's a great read and you might even call it the definitive introduction to the behavioral insights approach.

Listen in for a  great conversation discussing the book of course, but much more including habits, the future of the field, and how to get started as a behavioral science practitioner.