BETA Podcast: Interview with Daniel Effron from the London Business School

BETA Podcast: Interview with Daniel Effron from the London Business School

Domestic Policy Behavioural Economics
Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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What pushes good people to do bad things? According to Daniel Effron, it’s often something called moral licence.

When people do a good thing, they feel licence to do a bad thing.

Daniel is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the London Business School, where he specialises in ethics and morality.

Daniel’s research dives into the psychological processes that allow good people to justify acting unethically.

He also discusses how this applies to racial discrimination, and his early work analysing people’s behaviour after voting for Barack Obama after the 2008 election.

Listen to the full podcast on BETA’s website.

Disclaimer: BETA's podcasts discuss behavioural economics and insights with a range of academics, experts and practitioners. The views expressed are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government.