Behavioural Economics at Work: Practical insights for better decisions in your organisation

Event Date: 
06 June 2017
Murdoch University
South Street

As a decision maker you are biased, we all are, but in which ways and to what extent? What is the impact on these biases on decision making at work?

Behavioural economics is now employed to understand how decisions are made in organisations, especially at the executive level. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, former US President Barack Obama and now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have all employed behavioural economics to improve decision making in their administrations. This workshop will help you acquire a better understanding of how your staff and clients make decisions and improve your decision making.

This full day workshop is a new collaboration between Murdoch Business School and the QUT School of Business, Queensland. The joint facilitators are both Professors of Economics who are well-known in the field of behavioural economics.

This workshop will benefit anyone who makes decisions affecting organizational performance, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

- Understand new conceptual tools to identify challenges and opportunities at your organisation
- Identify how unconscious biases might be undermining your organisation's performance
- Learn how to generate an evidence base as to how decisions are being made in your organisation

Meet the facilitators:

Professor Uwe Dulleck
Professor Uwe Dulleck is Professor of Economics and Finance at QUT School of Business, Brisbane. He studied and taught at universities in Berlin, Dublin, Vienna and Linz before joining QUT. He obtained his PhD at Humboldt University, Berlin in 1999. He is a member of the Australian Economic Society’s National Economic Panel, the author of two books and numerous academic articles. His research has been discussed in the Economic Focus of The Economist as well as leading international and Australian newspapers. His research on the behaviours of experts was featured in the ABC TV show ‘The Checkout’.

Professor David Butler
Professor David Butler is Professor of Economics at Murdoch Business School. He studied for his Bachelors and Masters degrees in economics at the University of York, UK and obtained his PhD from UWA in 2000. He previously taught at UWA and the University of Arizona before moving to Murdoch in 2011.
He has research interests in behavioural decision theory and behavioural game theory. He is a member of the Australian Economic Society’s National Economic Panel and former President of the WA branch of the Australian Economic Society. His research has been published in academic journals including the American Economic Review. His teaching has recently included applying microeconomic insights to business decision making for undergraduate, MBA and Masters of Public Policy students, such as ‘Thinking and Reasoning Economically’.

Register at

School of Business and Governance (Karen Thompson/Gaia Manganelli)
08 9360 1780
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