Archive for David Halpern

David is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government. He has worked as Chief Analyst in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit (2001-2007) where he led numerous reviews and authored many of its most influential papers. He has held posts at Oxford, Cambridge, the Policy Studies Institute and Harvard He has published widely, including the recent Hidden Wealth of Nations. More about David

David Halpern’s Posts

In it together or just for ourselves?

, 8 December 2011

This apparent hardening of attitudes is not unique to the UK, and appears to be part of a cross-national trend about how people think about poverty, fairness and who is best placed to do something about it. For example, across countries, people have become much more likely to agree that if someone works harder...

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No 2 to No 10: taking MINDSPACE to Downing Street

, 13 October 2010

The Behavioural Insight Team – or ‘nudge’ unit, as Ministers call it – is about applying behavioural economics and social psychology to policy in a systematic way.

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An evening with Tony Blair

, 1 July 2010

It was a tough first audience made up of many familiar faces who helped shape his experiences as Prime Minister – and who were now busy settling in a new Prime Minister.

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