Exploiting behavioural insights to foster global cooperation

Grimalda G, Bartke S, Bosworth S, Friedl A, Lima de Miranda K, Ring P, Snower D (2017)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2017


Book Volume: 101

URI: http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2017-101/file

Open Access Link: http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2017-101/file


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.

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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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