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Certificate Program in 

Behavioural Public Policy

Recommended completion time: 4 weeks
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm IST

Program Objectives

  • Understanding the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of behavioural economics

  • Learning how we can meaningfully predict and influence human behaviour ‘for good’

  • Critically examining applications and case studies from real world policy settings

  • Developing  a methodology, mindset, and framework to design and implement behavioural change techniques to policy problems

Program Description

Behavioural Insights have overhauled traditional economic thinking, leading to the birth of behavioural economics which combines some of the best ideas in Economics, Psychology and the other social sciences to vastly improve our understanding of the decision-making process - both rational and irrational (Winning three Nobel Prizes in the past).


Most importantly, it provides us with practical, scientific tools to help people make better decisions, and improve the impact of policy actions as seen through the meteoric growth of ‘Nudge Units’ globally.

The most important goal of this program is to give you an in-depth understanding of the work done by some of these scholars and practitioners, and make you an expert at understanding, diagnosing and designing behavioural change interventions that help people make better decisions and achieve policy or social welfare outcomes.


In order to achieve this goal, the course has been designed into a 4 week program with 2 in-depth online classroom sessions a week which will be filled with discussions, case studies - related to both short term and long term behavioural change across diverse settings, in-class experiments, post-class readings and most importantly, practical problems where you will have to apply everything that you are learning.


The course is designed to take you through a journey through the mind - where we will explore both the rational and irrational aspects of how people make decisions, deep dive into the practical aspects of connecting people’s actions and choices to behavioural insights, and designing interventions using handpicked behavioural principles and frameworks. 


Since, experimentation is a critical part of any behavioural change design, we will learn the diverse tools and designs related to the science of experiments. 


Very importantly, as our faculty members have experience in successfully establishing a behavioural science practice, we will give you hand held advice on how you can foster your own practice, and also the different operating models of nudge units in case you plan to scale up applications within your organisation.


Who should apply

Behavioural Insights in Public Policy is created for policy/change makers with a wide range of backgrounds, policy areas and responsibilities.

Recommended applicants include: 

  • Working professionals in national, state/district/provincial and local governments who wish to apply behavioural insights to public policy interventions 

  • Working professionals from foundations/non-government and nonprofit organisations who work on public policy issues and wish to increase the impact and delivery of the projects they undertake.

  • Students eager to build a career in public policy/social change.

A background in economics, statistics, psychology, sociology or any other specific discipline is not a pre-requisite.

Teaching Team

Teaching Team

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Karan Arora

Karan is Founder & CEO at BEAST, where he has helped organizations use behavioural insights to solve complex challenges. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Indian School of Public Policy. Karan holds an MSc (Distinction) in Behavioural and Economic Science from the University of Warwick. His experience ranges over consumer preference research, pricing analysis, experimental studies, behavioural marketing & communication design, organisational change management, market & industry analysis.

Teaching Team

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Divanshu Sethi

Divanshu is a Behavioural Economist at BEAST, and has worked on a diverse portfolio of clients helping them use behavioural insights to solve organizational challenges.  Previously, he founded a Digital Saving startup which used nudge tools and behavioural insights to increase savings, primarily in the underserved market, and has worked with public policy institutions in London and Delhi. He holds an M.Sc. Philosophy and Public Policy degree from the London School of Economics.
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