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Behavioural and Experimental Economics Workshop

  • Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics BMCC Road Pune, MH, 411004 India (map)


Behavioural science is fast emerging as a versatile area of scientific knowledge with wide applications. As evidenced by contemporary research in behavioural and experimental economics, there is a steady push toward incorporating behavioural science in resolving various policy issues (particularly in developing countries such as India), addressing organizational challenges, and enhancing our understanding of economic behaviour. This workshop aims to equip participants with the foundational principles of behavioural economics, toolkits to address relevant research problems, and the critical ability to apply lessons from behavioural sciences to diverse areas in policy and organizational issues.

Course Rationale

  • Behavioural and experimental economics as a field is at the frontier of economic research. Almost all recent high-impact research in economics relies on at least one of these two fields.
  • Students of economics (and psychology) stand to gain a great deal of insight into an alternative approach to decision-making by human agents.
  • The workshop aims to inculcate a strong sense of critical thinking in participants within the realm of behavioural and experimental economics, with a subtle emphasis on understanding basic theoretical concepts.
  • There will also be an emphasis on applications of behavioural and experimental economics to public policy and organizations.


This workshop blends psychological reasoning and economic decision-making, while outlining the utility of experimental methods in providing empirical evidence for the same. With academic experts from various disciplines will be part of course faculty, the workshop aim to strike a balance between basic concepts, emerging theory, novel applications, and practical examples. There will also be an extensive interactive component to the workshop that emphasises on applying behavioural and experimental economics in research, policy, and organizations.


  • Prof. Dilip Soman, Behavioral Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Sujoy Chakravarty, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Dr. Pawan Bakhshi, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New Delhi
  • Dr. Neela Saldanha, Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University, Sonepat
  • Vivek Balaraman, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Research Development & Design Centre, Pune
  • Dr. Savita Kulkarni, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune
  • Hansika Kapoor, Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai
  • Anirudh Tagat, Department of Economics, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai


Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students, MPhil students, PhD students, professionals or faculty pursuing research or practice 


Richard Thaler Centre for Behavioral Economics, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, BMCC Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411004, Maharashtra