Nudge: How Policy Influences Behavior

Learning Outcomes:

Students will:-

  1. Be introduced to cutting-edge research in behavioural and experimental economics and its implications for public policy.
  2. Learn about behaviorally informed tools, such as default rules, and norms to study a range of issues at the intersection of behavioural economics, and public policy.
  3. Learn to analyze complex public policy issues using insights from behavioural economics

Price – INR 973.5 + 18% GST

Use code MDAEPAST50 to get the recorded version of the course at 50% discounted price of the live version (Discounted price for the recorded version: Rs 973.5)


  • Students pursuing their graduation or post-graduation in any discipline.
  • Faculty members and research scholars.
  • Young working professionals

Faculty Member – Dr. Shagata Mukherjee, Associate Professor at Meghnad Desai Academy.

A graduate of Presidency College, Kolkata, and JNU, Delhi, Prof. Mukherjee has completed his PhD at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, USA. Prof. Mukherjee’s research interests are in the fields of development economics, behavioural and experimental economics and public policy. Besides his primary position at the Academy, he is also a Fellow at the University of Mumbai and an Affiliated faculty at the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences, Nuffield College (University of Oxford) – FLAME University. Prof. Mukherjee has presented his work at the University of Chicago, George Mason University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C, Economic Science Association Meetings in Dallas, Western Economic Association International Conference in Tokyo and San Diego, Gender and Economics workshop in Glasgow, Scotland, Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries in Norwich, UK and Spanish Economic Association Meetings in Bilbao, among others.

Course Structure:-

Day 1: Introduction to Experimental and Behavioral Economics – 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Session 1 – Introduction to experiments in economics.
Session 2 – Introduction to Behavioral Economics and Decision Making.

Day 2: Behavioral Economics and Public Policy: Theory and Applications – 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Session 3 – Nudge Theory and its applications.
Session 4 – Application of behavioural economics in different domains and countries.

Day 3: Behavioral Economics and Public Policy in India – 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Session 5 – Application of behavioural economics in policymaking in India (part I).
Session 6 – Application of behavioural economics in policymaking in India (part II).

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