Public Seminar | Changing Behaviour in the Public and Private Sectors
On Wednesday 7 November 2018, Frontier Economics is co-hosting a seminar with the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne. Gus O’Donnell, Chairman of Frontier Economics Ltd (our sister company headquartered in the UK) will be presenting a public seminar on “Changing Behaviour in the Public and Private Sectors“.
This seminar looks at the challenges in applying behavioural insights to alter behaviour in both the public and private sectors.
Gus O’Donnell served three Prime Ministers as the UK’s Cabinet Secretary and head of the British Civil Service between 2005 and 2011. After stepping down as Cabinet Secretary, he was made a life peer of the House of Lords. He has held senior roles at the UK Treasury (including as Permanent Secretary of the Treasury between 2002 and 2005), the British Embassy in Washington, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Before joining the British Civil Service in 1979, Gus was a lecturer in economics at the University of Glasgow. He has written and spoken extensively on the use of behavioural economics in policymaking.
Date: Wednesday 7 November
Time: 1.00 – 2.15 pm, followed by light lunch
Venue: Terrace Lounge, Melbourne School of Government, Walter Boas Building