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International Workshop on Behavioural Sciences and Urban-Rural Development in Developing Countries

24 – 26 July 2023, Newnham College, Cambridge University


We are pleased to announce a three-day workshop that will disseminate the research findings of our ESRC-funded project "Nudging towards a better financial future: applying behavioural insights in the development of financial systems in rural China." The workshop aims to support the application of behavioural interventions in the public policy domain. It will be led by the project's Principal Investigators, Professor Helen Bao and Professor Colin Lizieri, along with guest speakers from both the public and private sectors.

The workshop is open to early career researchers and policymakers who are interested in applying behavioural interventions in public policies. No specific prerequisites are required; genuine interest in the subject is sufficient. The workshop will be interactive and hands-on, with ample discussions on real cases taken either from the project or workshop participants.


This is the second workshop we have organized for this project, with the first one held in 2018.
More information on the first workshop can be found here.


We warmly welcome participants from developing countries, especially early career researchers such as PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. While we cannot provide financial support for airfare, insurance, and visa application fees, the ESRC research grant covers accommodation in Newnham College (23-26 July 2023) and three meals per day during the workshop.

Behavioural Studies Worshop Programme 2023 


For any inquiries, please contact Professor Helen Bao directly at






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