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Welcome to The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science

The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) is a partnership among the Universities of Nottingham, Warwick and East Anglia. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) until September 2021.

We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers who develop and test models of human behaviour and behavioural change, and draw out their implications for the formulation and evaluation of public policy. Take a look at some of our outputs from our first grant period (NIBS 1).    

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Latest news

Introducing our new NIBS PhDs

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22 October 2018

NIBS newsletter for June 2018

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29 June 2018

Dr Stefan Hunt (NIBS Advisory Group) in CMA appointment

Chief Data and Digital Insights Officer
01 June 2018

Read our latest newsletter (February 2018)

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16 February 2018

Want more?

Look for previous news items or check out Twitter (@esrcnibs).

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Our first NIBS 2 workshop took place 17-19 September 2018 at the Orchard Hotel, University of Nottingham.  The programme is still online.

The Center for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg (one of our international partners) hosted a conference 15-17 Sept at which NIBS, Leverhulme ‘Value’ Programme & CMU colleagues came together to discuss research tailored to meet the needs and interests of our group. Programme.  

Our last workshop under NIBS1 funding took place 6-8 Sept in Derby. The workshop had a dual purpose - to enable those with NIBS-funded projects to feedback to the Network, and to discuss ideas for taking forward our NIBS 2 agenda. View the programme here.     

Details of our previous events and workshops, together with copies of the programmes, can be found on our Events and Conferences page.

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The Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx) hosts a regular seminar programme. It also has an active Discussion Paper Series.

More about bidding for NIBS funds.

From Our Partners

Who's who at the Behavioural Science Group, University of Warwick and BSG news on their website.

Working Papers from the Centre for Behavioural & Experimental Social Science (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia.

More about the Center for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon.



On the Community of Advantage, by Bob Sugden
This week sees the publication of Bob’s 9th book – “The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist’s Defence of the Market” by Oxford University Press.  For the convenience of our readers, here’s the link to Amazon (other book retailers are available). We featured this in the June edition of our NIBS newsletter and you can now read ...

How to become more patient – and not eat the cream bun
NIBS Co-Investigator Daniel Read, looks at our behaviour when we make decisions on how to act now that will affect our future.  He says; “Most of our decisions are intertemporal choices, ranging from the person on a diet agonising over a cream bun to the world’s scientists and leaders convening every year to agonise over ...

What’s happening at our International Partners?
The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) offers an exchange programme for our researchers, which involves seven other international centres of excellence in behavioural science.  Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at some of these partner institutions right now. The Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making – CREED (Amsterdam) * ...



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