BX2018 – Behavioural Exchange 2018 – Conference Videos Playlist

This playlist of videos, recently released by the behavioural economics team in the
Australian Prime Minister’s department, covers almost the entire BX2018 event. 

On the following playlist, videos are grouped by plenary sessions and then by the four journeys. You can see the index of the videos, speakers, and a description of the four journeys  at the bottom of the page.

Index of videos

Opening Plenary: Why Behavioural Insights Matters

Martin Parkinson
Keynote Address: Ethics and Behavioural Insights
Cass R. Sunstein 
Plenary: Behavioural Insights in Regulated Markets
John A. List; David Gruen; Elisabeth Costa; Facilitator: Nina Terrey 
Plenary: Financial Decision Making
Michael J. Hiscox; Anuj K. Shah; Mo Khalil; Carole Comerton-Forde; Facilitator: Nina Terrey 
Plenary: New Frontiers in Behavioural Insights
Sam Hannah-Rankin; Robert Slonim; David Halpern; Facilitator: Nina Terrey 
Fireside ChatCass R. Sunstein 

Journey 1 – Behavioural Insights “How To?” A journey for attendees new to BI, those interested in how to build a behavioural insights unit, or delegates who want to learn more about how international organisations are using nudges.

Journey 1: Behavioural Insights 101Heather Cotching; Robert Slonim
Journey 1: Policy-Making and Experimentation: Try before you BIAlex Gyani; Lisa Cameron; Harry Greenwell; Jayne Russell; Facilitator: Jacqui Brewer
Journey 1: How to set up a Behavioural Insights TeamTara Oliver; Alex King; Mariam Chammat; William Mailer; Kelly Bidwell (via video); Facilitator: Julia Fetherston
Journey 1: Behavioural Insights from Around the WorldVarun Gauri; Filippo Cavassini; Lisa Cameron; Faciliator: Kate Glazebrook

Journey 2 – Behavioural Insights Intersections. If you’ve ever wondered how BI interacts with big data and machine learning, online environments, and what’s going on in our brain when we make decisions, this is the journey for you!

Journey 2: Neuroscience and Behavioural Insights
Chiara Varazzani; Élise Payzan-LeNestour; Jakob Hohwy; Ralph Lattimore 
Journey 2: Big Data and Machine Learning
Michael Sanders; Sarah Minson; Bill Simpson-Young; Bec Weeks; Facilitator: Teresa Dickinson 
Journey 2: Behavioural Insights and Design Thinking
Janna McCann; Nina Terrey; Hong Yuen Poon; Mukul Agrawa

Journey 3 – Behavioural Insights for Impact. For those practising behavioural insights this journey will advise on how to make nudges persist? How can BI interventions be scaled? And who nudges the policymakers? All these questions and more answered!

Journey 3: Taking Nudges to Scale

Rory Gallagher; Bruce Cunningham; Robyn Mildon, Edwina Crawford (via video) 
Journey 3: Second Generation Nudges
Liam Smith; Dilip Soman; Kate Phillips; Elizabeth Hardy; Facilitator: Tara Oliver 
Journey 3: N³: Nudging the Nudgers’
Varun Gauri; David Halpern; Kate Glazebrook; David Yokum; Ryan Batchelor 
Journey 3: The Great BX 2018 Debate
David Halpern; Julia Fetherston; Dilip Soman; Gigi Foster; Facilitator: Shea Houlihan

Journey 4 – Behavioural Insights for Policy. A journey for practitioners and academics interested in translating BI into real world solutions, in areas as diverse as energy, education, health, and compliance.

Journey 4: Education: From nudges big things grow
John A. List; Dana Suskind; Facilitator: Jackie Wilson 
Journey 4: Health and Behavioural Insights
 Michael J. Hiscox; Brendan Murphy; Julie Leask; Facilitator: Jerril Rechter 
Journey 4: Energy: Amping up consumer power
Rick Larrick; Elisabeth Costa; Sarah Proudfoot; Tadahiro Ikemoto; Facilitator: Dr Ross Lambie
Journey 4: Morality, Decision-Making and Compliance: Navigating moral wiggle room
Daniel Effron; Nick Biddle; Catherine Griffin; Faciliator: Paul Boehm 
Journey 4: Violence and Crime: Putting behavioural insights on trial
Anuj K. Shah; David Yokum; Mary Ann O’Loughlin; Faciliator: Anne Hollonds 

There are 2 videos that have not been published yet and therefore not present on my playlist: 

Journey 2: Behavioural Insights Online: Let’s get digitalElizabeth Hardy; Michael Luca; Elisabeth Costa; Facilitator: Simon Gordon
Journey 4: Diversity: Make variety countKate Glazebrook; Tim Soutphommasane; Andrea Willis; Karen Gonsalkorale; Facilitator: David Ireland

You can find the full program on the website: https://bx-2018.org/program

Behavioural Exchange 2017 – Conference Videos

BX2017 brings together leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to share how behavioural insights can create sound policies for an inclusive society.

Conference material available here.

Behavioral Science, Economics, and Nudge Videos

Zotero configuration

This little tutorial on Zotero and Zotero Add-ons, will show how I have set up Zotero to store files in a separate folder, the procedure to create entries from one or many PDF’s articles, retrieving information on the PDFs, and finally renaming original files. I wrote this guide mostly for myself (to remember the configuration when I will change computer) and for friends who would like to use Zotero the way I have it set up. I suppose you already have a basic familiarity with Zotero, otherwise I recommend visiting their website to learn more.

What to Install

How I have organized my files

Zotero, by default, uploads your pdfs to its own cloud. When you open a pdf file from within Zotero, the file that is opened is the one that Zotero automatically created in its own internal library. I prefer to keep all my files on my hard drive, and not on the Zotero cloud.

All my articles and books are inside a folder (e.g, Books and Articles). My articles are then organized in folders by topic (e.g., Behavioral Science) and in certain cases I use sub-folders specific to a journal. The organization of folders and sub-folders is then reflected exactly in my Zotero library.

Although my Zotero organization mirrors my folders stucture, I do have extra Zotero collections created ad hoc and including entries that are a duplicate of an entry originally in another collection. For example, you might have article “A” in the collection (and folder) “Collection 1”. If you start to write an essay, you might create a new collection “Temporary Collection Essay” where you copy the article “A”. Article “A”, is now present in both Zotero collections, but the PDF file will be present only in the original “Collection A” hard disk folder.

If this is your case than you might find this guide helpful.

How to configure plugins


If you want to keep your PDFs files in a separate folder, then you have to specify the main folder (e.g., Books&Articles). Ideally you will also have subfolders. In my case, the collection structure of Zotero is mirrored into the actual folder structure. If this is the setup you would like, then set  “Use subfolder defined by” to /%c (as on the screenshot).

ZotFile General Settings for file location and folder structure.

Another very useful setting in Zot file is “Renaming Rules”. Here you can specify the structure of the PDFs filenames when renaming the uploaded/linked files. For example, I like to have file name structure where I keep the first 3 authors last names, the date of publication, and the title. (e.g., Donkers_van Diepen_Franses – 2017 – Do charities get more when they ask more often – Evidence from a unique field experiment.pdf).  To obtain this renaming, rule I have configured ZotFile as you can see on the screenshot below.

ZotFile settings for renaming files.

Zotero Scholar Citations

No much to configure for this plugin. The only thing you really need to do is adding the column “Extra”

If you right click on an article, you can update the citation count based on Google scholar.

How to batch add PDF files, create Zotero entries, and rename the original files.

  1. Select the destination collection in Zotero (exactly the same as in your hard drive folder structure)
  2. Click on the green arrow
  3. and click “Link to File”. Select all the PDFs you want to add to a collection. The process can be very slow if you have a lot files. Prepare to do work on something else or anyway do not turn off your computer.

    As you can see on the screenshot, files are added to Zotero as attachments in the corresponding collection.
  4. You can now select all the newly added attachments, and load the metadata. After selecting, right click on the selection and “Retrieve metadata”.
    If you are doing this for a lot of files(more than 50) and using the citation count add-on, it is a good idea to disable the add-on before retrieving metadata. Otherwise Google Scholar will block your process and Zotero will start to provide a lot of annoying error messages.
  5. An extra optional step is renaming the actual PDF file based on the metadata you have retrieved. This is where ZotFile can be very useful as it provides customization of the filename structure. Assuming  you have already configured the ZotFile add-on properly, you can select all the new Zotero entries you have retrieved metadata for. Right click on the selection, Manage Attachemnts -> Rename AttachmentsAs an example the file previously named “Better-the-devil-you-know–How-product-familiarity-aff_2016_Journal-of-Econo.pdf”
    becomes “Giacalone_Jaeger – 2016 – Better the devil you know – How product familiarity affects usage versatility of foods and beverages.pdf”. Remember to configure the Zotfile add-on setting before doing this or the files will be moved to some other folder.

Behavioural Exchange 2016 – Conference Videos

Behavioural Exchange 2015 – Conference Videos


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