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Session 1: Behavioural economics: What it is and what it is not:

Associate Professor Adam Oliver (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Nudging, shoving and budging: Behavioural economic-informed policy

Associate Professor Barry Oliver (School of Business, The University of Queensland)

The Dark Side of Health Economics? A nudge is as good as a wink to a blind hypoesthetic

Session 2: Changing the behaviour of the public: influencing needs

Dr David Smerdon (School of Economics, The University of Queensland)

Everybody’s doing it: The persistence of bad social norms

Dr Juliana Silva Goncalves (Business School, Queensland University of Technology)

Rewarding commitment: A field experiment with Indigenous High School students

Session 3: Changing the behaviour of patients: Influencing demands

Associate Professor Lana Friesen (School of Economics, The University of Queensland)

Designing incentives to improve patient outcomes

Professor Lionel Page (Business School, Queensland University of Technology)

Individual decisions and new models of behaviour

Session 4: Changing the behaviour of providers/managers: Influencing supply

Dr Jonas Fooken (Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, The University of Queensland)

Morale and money as determinants of provider behaviour and the search for explanations

Professor Mark Horswill (School of Psychology, The University of Queensland)

Strategies for achieving behaviour change in the face of cognitive bias: hospital clinicians and beyond

Session 5:   Whither or wither behavioural economics in health policy?

Panel discussion: Ethics and economics of changing behaviour – drawing the line or Pandora’s Box? 

Professor Stephen Birch [panel chair] (Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, The University of Queensland)

Associate Professor Adam Oliver

Professor Mark Horswill

Professor Bill von Hippel (School of Psychology, The University of Queensland)

Associate Professor Lana Friesen