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

New Behavioural Science Executive Programme by WBS

in collaboration with the Behavioural Insights Team
23 August 2017

Announcing NIBS 2.0 - The Science of Consumer Behaviour

commences October
29 June 2017

Congratulations to NIBS PhD Tom Lane, on passing his viva

passed with no corrections!
07 June 2017

Outstanding Impact in Public Policy

Dr John Gathergood has been shortlisted for the 2017 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize
26 April 2017

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


From 15-17 September the Center for Behavioral Decision Research (one of our international partners) will be hosting a conference at which NIBS and Leverhulme ‘Value’ Programme colleagues will be participating. The focus of the conference (taking place at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh) is tailored to meet the needs and research interests of our group - view the 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.     

From 3 to 5 May 2017 the University of Warwick hosted a joint NIBS and Leverhulme 'Value' Prorgamme workshop which aimed to connect and discuss issues with members of the policy and regulatory community. You can still 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.

Intranet Portal (log-in required).



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 ...

“Last-Ups” Advantage in Baseball: An Example of Biases and Persistent Beliefs.
Professor Ted Turocy, NIBS Co-Investigator at the University of East Anglia considers if the rule change, designed to resolve tied games more rapidly in Major League Baseball, risks advantaging one team over the other. “In the World Baseball Classic currently underway, Major League Baseball is testing out a rule change designed to resolve tied games more rapidly. ...



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