Behavioral Science and Policy Association

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Behavioral Science and Policy Association
founded in the year 2012
acronym BSPA
City Durham, NC
Country USA
Legal form 501(c) organization
address PO Box 51336 Durham, NC 27717
founder Craig R. Fox, Sim B. Sitkin
type of institution member association, online platform, academic
number of employees 8
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Behavioural economics in public governance
Last revision 14.08.2017
Output of Behavioral Science and Policy Association 2023
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Books, Peer reviewed pubs., Studies, Articles, Policy papers, Op-eds, Newspaper articles, Blogs, Periodicals, Podcasts (audio), Podcasts (video), Conferences, Seminars/workshops, Lecturers/talks, Briefings, Others, </pbars>

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Organizational Structure and Funding


PO Box 51336 Durham, NC 27717


Working mode, goals

Together with the Behavioural Science and Policy Center it publishes Behavioural Science and Policy a peer reviewed scientific journal, a blog and a database of public policy activities inspired by behavioural insights.

Cooperations with Think Tanks

Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Behavioral Science and Policy Association

While the section above shows Think Tanks the Behavioral Science and Policy Association claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Behavioral Science and Policy Association.


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.


This section is used to note presumptions that need further investigation, as well as things that don't fit into other sections.

We assume the year in which it gots its tax exempt status as founding year.[2]