Dr David Halpern

2018 - How small changes can make big differences

Dr David Halpern is the Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team and Board Director. He has led the team since its inception in 2010. Prior to that, David was the founding Director of the Institute for Government and between 2001 and 2007 was the Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before entering government, David held tenure at Cambridge and posts at Oxford and Harvard. He has written several books and papers on areas relating to behavioural insights and wellbeing, including Social Capital (2005), the Hidden Wealth of Nations (2010), and co-author of the MINDSPACE report.

David will be talking about behavioural economics, how psychology can be applied to today’s challenges and How Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference.

“A Stunning book – thrilling, eye-opening and deeply informative” – Alain de Botton