The workshop is open but registration for the event is required.

Registration fee is £10 (which includes coffees & lunch on Friday).

Conference Dinner is an additional £30 which includes three courses and one drink at
Vecchia Bologna
(Please consult the
menu and make your choice when registering)

Students can attend free of charge (but registration is
required) -- there is no reduced rate for conference dinner.

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General Description of the workshop on
Applied Ethics of Nudging
The increasing popularity of nudges has often been accompanied by a lively debate concerning the ethics of nudging by governments mostly within a broadly libertarian paternalist context. In recent years, however, there has been a large increase in the use of nudging not only in other public policy contexts but also in industry, medicine, education and other contexts.
These new and emerging fields for behavioural intervention often come with their own set of distinct ethical questions and standards. Our workshop aims to focus on their use of nudging and ethics in business, medicine, education, or public policy more generally, rather than libertarian paternalism.
We invite contributions that:
  • Discuss practical issues about the ethics of nudging in different context, e.g., how to develop ethical guidelines for behavioural scientists applying nudges in different contexts;
  • Develop important ethical debates about the use nudges in specific cases which raise their own distinctive ethical concerns, e.g., the use of nudges in a gig economy, medical or education context, etc;
  • Discuss how governments and business should interact given the widespread potential for applying nudges in a business context, e.g., how regulators should react to increasing possibilities of combining behavioural analysis with large data capabilities;
  • Highlight ethical challenges of business-consumer and employer-employee relations;
  • Discuss more generally the ethics of nudging from the perspective of the ethics of manipulation and moral responsibility.
The workshop brings together economists, psychologists, philosophers and computer scientist in order to discuss ethical issues related to behavioural interventions and to discuss the different aims, foci, and approaches that researchers in different fields take when dealing with distinctively ethical issues.