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We're delighted to announce that all articles accepted for publication in Behavioural Public Policy from 15th May 2023 will be 'open access'; published with a Creative Commons licence and freely available to read online. The costs of open access publication will be covered through agreements between the publisher and the author's institution, payment of APCs by funding bodies, or else waived entirely, ensuring every author can publish and enjoy the benefits of OA. 

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  • ISSN: 2398-063X (Print), 2398-0648 (Online)
  • Editors: Adam Oliver London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, George A. Akerlof Georgetown University, USA, and Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School, USA
  • Editorial board
Behavioural Public Policy is an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed, gold open access journal devoted to behavioural research and its relevance to public policy. The study of human behaviour is important within many disciplinary specialties and in recent years the findings from this field have begun to be applied to policy concerns in a substantive and sustained way. BPP seeks to be multidisciplinary and therefore welcomes articles from economists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, primatologists, evolutionary biologists, legal scholars and others, so long as their work relates the study of human behaviour directly to a policy concern. BPP focuses on high-quality research which has international relevance and which is framed such that the arguments are accessible to a multidisciplinary audience of academics and policy makers.

New from BPP

The 2nd Annual International Behavioural Public Policy Conference will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 6th-8th September 2023. Discover more here.

BPP Blog

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  • 03 May 2023, Tony Hockley (LSE)
  • This blog post discusses strategic debates within the academic flying less movement: a loosely coordinated group of scholars that aim to reduce the role of...
  • Memory Bias and Social Networks
  • 17 April 2023, Tony Hockley (LSE)
  • Social networks matter to careers and other life chances. Presenting at conferences is an opportunity for new network benefits. What if some presenters, however,...



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