BETA Podcast: Interview with Michael Sanders

BETA Podcast: Interview with Michael Sanders

Domestic Policy Behavioural Economics
Monday, 29 July 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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How can we boost the attendance of people from ethnic minorities and poorer backgrounds at universities, graduate programs and youth programs?

Michael Sanders spoke to BETA in their most recent podcast about his work applying behavioural insights to tackle these issues.

Michael was Chief Scientist at the UK Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) for many years, and now heads up What Works CSC – a research organisation improving outcomes for children’s social care in the UK.

He found his way to behavioural economics from traditional economics after trying to make sense of the global financial crisis—and found human behaviour at the heart of the issue.

Michael went on to lead several high-profile projects with BIT, and talked through some of his favourites.

Hear the full story on BETA’s website.

This is the last of our series of in-depth interviews with the world’s leading experts in behavioural science, from the annual BX Conference held in Sydney last year.

You can listen to each and every session from the conference online, at 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.