Adam Oliver has devoted his career to advancing and developing the study of how the findings of behavioural economics specifically, and behavioural science generally, can inform the design of public policies, institutions and interventions. He has, for many years, taught courses on what is now known as behavioural public policy, a term coined at the LSE. Among much else, he is a Founding Editor (with George Akerlof and Cass Sunstein) of the journal Behavioural Public Policy, and the founder of the Annual International Behavioural Public Policy Conference and the International Behavioural Public Policy Association. His recent books include ‘A Political Economy of Behavioural Public Policy’ (CUP, 2023), ‘Reciprocity and the Art of Behavioural Public Policy’ (CUP, 2019) and ‘The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy’ (CUP, 2017).
He is very open to supervising PhD students in this still relatively new, but now established, field of public policy.