Free Webinar on Future of Behavioural Economics

Organizer: Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP)

  • When: Saturday, 1 June 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM IST
  • Free Registration
  • Platform: Zoom


Pavan Mamidi (Director, Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University), Karan Arora (Founder & CEO, Beast), and Malte Dold (Assistant Professor, Pomona College)

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About the Speakers

Pavan is an empirically informed senior advisor in the policy space and a social scientist. Substantively, he pursues two streams of professional work and scholarship – law/policy and applied behaviour science. He currently serves as the Director of the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change at Ashoka University and works closely with the NITI Aayog. He has led the initiative to set up India’s first Nudge Unit, the Behavioural Insights Unit of India. He has also helped set up Behavioural Insights Units for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. His main work focuses on development-related issues in education, health, nutrition, and gender. He has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Oxford and a Master’s (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School.

Karan is Founder & CEO at BEAST, where he has helped leading organisations use behavioural insights to solve complex challenges. His experience ranges over consumer preference research, pricing analysis, experimental studies, behavioural marketing & communication design, organisational change management, market & industry analysis. Karan holds an MSc (Distinction) in Behavioural Economics from the University of Warwick and is passionate about democratizing the science and creating behavioural change products. His interests lie in strategic thinking, product design, big data and finance.

Malte Dold, is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Pomona College, California, where he teaches in the PPE and Economics programs. Prior to that, he spent two years at New York University as a postdoctoral fellow. He received an MA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth and a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg. His research lies at the intersection of economics, psychology, and ethics. Although he works on a wide range of topics, most connect to the question of how situational framing and social environments shape decision-making processes and what constitutes individual agency when preferences and beliefs are context-dependent and change over time.

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