Samuel Hanes

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Samuel Hanes

Director,
The Behavioural Insights Team, Singapore

Samuel is the director of the new Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) Singapore office. Formally, opening in September 2016.

He joined the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) shortly after it was created in 2010 as the team’s first economist. He had worked in a number of roles at BIT and on a large number of UK government policies, including: health, crime, energy & sustainability, taxation, unemployment and economic growth.

Until June 2016, Samuel was the team’s UK director for economic growth and productivity. In this role, he led projects on business growth, female labour market participation, disability & employment, apprenticeships and exporting.

Before working at BIT, Samuel was an economist at the Home Office (the UK ministry for Home Affairs) primarily focused on the economics of crime and policing. He holds a degree in Economics from Durham University.

9:30am – 12:30pm

Workshop #14 @ Room 332

Behaviour, government policy and me: applying behavioural insights to society and self
society

Behavioural insights (BI) helps us understand human behaviour and decision making. Following on from Dr. Rory Gallagher’s keynote address, this session will invite attendees to participate in some behavioural experiments, hear about how the findings can be applied to government policy and then learn some simple tips that could boost their own productivity.

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