Exploiting behavioural insights to foster global cooperation

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Grimalda G, Bartke S, Bosworth S, Friedl A, Lima de Miranda K, Ring P, Snower D
Journal: Economics : the Open-Access, Open-Assessment e-Journal
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 101
ISSN: 1864-6042
Language: English


The authors identify three challenges to global cooperation and propose three solutions. The first is the lack of integration of civil society into global governance. In the spirit

of Ostrom’s poly-centric governance, they propose stronger interaction between public

international authorities, including the G20, and civil society. The second is the reliance of

economic policy on a model of human behaviour based on self-interest and instrumental

rationality. The authors propose on the contrary to ground policies on behavioural

evidence, and to increase cooperation between academic institutions active in this field

worldwide. The third is the recognition that the spread of divisive narratives, which

emphasize demarcations across national or religious lines, hinders global cooperation.

Alternative narratives should be produced within a transformative process involving

responsible leaders, decision-makers, experts, and civil society.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Friedl, Andreas Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftstheorie

External institutions with authors

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

How to cite

Grimalda, G., Bartke, S., Bosworth, S., Friedl, A., Lima de Miranda, K., Ring, P., & Snower, D. (2017). Exploiting behavioural insights to foster global cooperation. Economics : the Open-Access, Open-Assessment e-Journal, 101.

Grimalda, Gianluca, et al. "Exploiting behavioural insights to foster global cooperation." Economics : the Open-Access, Open-Assessment e-Journal 101 (2017).


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