Monday, June 14, 2010

global agenda report

Last year I joined the World Economic Forum as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Decision Making and Incentive Systems chaired by Richard Thaler.

We met in Dubai during the Summit on the Global Agenda from november 20 to 22, 2009 and spent three days of fruitful interactions. It was good to work with other people interested in applying behavioral sciences to public policy.

The 2010 Global Agenda Council Reports book is now published. You can download it here (pdf, 353 pages)

The 2010 Global Agenda Council Report summarizes the work of all the councils including ours and some we interacted with such as the GAC on Chronic Diseases and Conditions and the one on Design (see the interaction map below).

Members of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Decision Making and Incentive Systems:

chair: Richard H. Thaler (Professor of behavioral sciences and economics,
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, USA)

Robert Cialdini (President, Influence at Work, USA)
Patrick M. Cronin (Director, National Defense University, USA)
Anil Gaba (Professor of Decision Sciences and Dean of Faculty, INSEAD,
Jules Goddard (Fellow, London Business School, United Kingdom)
David Leonhardt (Journalist, The New York Times, USA)
Spyros Makridakis (Distinguished Research Professor, INSEAD,)
Sendhil Mullainathan (Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA)
Richard Nisbett (Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor,
University of Michigan, USA)
Oliver Oullier (Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Université de Provence & Head of the Neuroscience and Public Policy Programme, Centre d’Analyse Stratégique, France)
Peter Pronovost (Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA)
Rohan Silva (Adviser to the Shadow Chancellor, Conservative Party, United
Elke U. Weber (Professor of Psychology and Management, Columbia University,
Xiao Geng (Director of the  Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, People’s Republic
of China)