The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science  
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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

Read our latest newsletter (February 2018)

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16 February 2018

NIBS Studentship at Nottingham

Closing date 15 April 2018
13 February 2018

Two heads really are better than one

research by former NIBS Post Doc Dennie van Dolder & colleagues
16 January 2018

New Post Doc Researcher Positions at NIBS

3 posts - based at Warwick, Nottingham and East Anglia
15 January 2018

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

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Our next internal workshop will take place 17-19 September 2018 at the Orchard Hotel, University of Nottingham.  More details to follow nearer the time.

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.



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) * ...

The role of information search and its influence on risk preferences
“People overweight the likelihood of rare events”. This phrase distils the conclusions of most lab experiments studying risky behaviour. In these experiments subjects are asked to evaluate “lotteries” whose properties (i.e. the full list of outcomes and their associated likelihoods) are explicitly described. However, a criticism of this approach is that in everyday life, such ...

Coming Soon – NIBS2 The Science of Consumer Behaviour
Today the ESRC announced more than £10 million of new funding for innovative multidisciplinary research in the fields of economics and social science.  We are delighted to be the recipient of £2 million to continue our ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS). The aim of the Network has been refined to focus on advancing ...



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