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November 22, 2021  

Ep 62. The Mature PhD student (ft. Steve Shu)

In today's episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle talk to Steve Shu about his decision to transition from his successful career in Behavioural Science consultancy to do a PhD (successfully!). We talk about the social and professional capital the PhD has afforded Steve, the non-overlaps between the work of a consultant and an academic, and life as a mature PhD student.

 

Relevant links:
R. Cialdini’s paper “We need to Break Up”: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01091.x

 

Finding Steve:
site: https://steveshuconsulting.com/\

twitter: https://twitter.com/steveshu

linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveshu

 

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Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”
https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

November 15, 2021  

Ep 61. Saving the Children, with Behavioural Science (ft. Joe Sweeney)

In this episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle interview Joseph (Joe) Sweeney, the Director of the Alliance for Decision Education on their work in teaching kids behavioural science, and the benefits of it. 

The talk becomes a wild ride with mentions of the dot.com bubble, fantasy league football and Shakespeare! Can't miss that!

Finding Joe & The Alliance:
Linkedin Joe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephsweeney/
Twitter Joe: https://twitter.com/JosephESweeney
Twitter Alliance: https://twitter.com/AllDecisionEd
Podcast Alliance: https://www.alliancefordecisioneducation.org/podcast
Website Alliance: https://www.alliancefordecisioneducation.org/ 

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LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/) 

 
Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” 
https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

November 8, 2021  

Ep 60. Dealing with Uncertainty (ft. Margaret Echelbarger)

In this episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle chat with Margaret as part of the "Early Career Behavioural Researcher" series. We discuss Margaret's research topic: children and finance, as well as her journey into the PhD, into a post-doc and her approach to dealing with uncertainty, which the academic world is riddled with!

Finding Margaret:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetsbymidge
Let's Talk Grad School substack: https://substack.com/profile/33425976-margaret-echelbarger

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LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”
https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

November 1, 2021  

Ep 59. Is there a System 3? (ft. Leigh Caldwell)

In this episode of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle speak with Leigh Caldwell (Founding Partner of Irrational Agency and author of The Psychology of Price) about the existence of a System 3 within a dual systems model of thinking... What follows is an interesting discussion on the purpose and utilities of models and the evidence for an "imagination" system at the intersection of "emotion" and "rationality".

 

Helpful context:

Leigh's original blog post: https://www.irrationalagency.com/post/introducing-system-3-how-we-use-our-imagination-to-make-choices

Merle's response blog post: https://www.moneyonthemind.org/post/on-the-hunt-for-system-3-is-it-real

 

Finding Leigh:

Twitter (@leighblue): https://twitter.com/leighblue?lang=en

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/leighcaldwell

Irrational agency: https://www.irrationalagency.com/

 

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LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”
https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

October 25, 2021  

Ep 58. The PhD Identity (ft. Victoria Valle Lara)

In this episode of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle chat with Victoria Valle Lara as part of our "Early Career Behavioural Researcher" series. We discuss life on the PhD and Victoria's experiences transitioning from the PhD into consultancy. Victoria is a senior behavioural economist at Allianz and completed her PhD in Economics in 2019 from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Finding Victoria:

Linkedin: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/victoria-valle-lara

Worker Empowerment and Subjective Evaluation: On Building an Effective Conflict Culture - WORKING PAPER: https://www.nber.org/papers/w27857

 

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LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/) 

 

Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” 
https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

October 18, 2021  

Ep 57. Nudging the developing world (ft. Saransh Sharma)

In this episode, Sarah and Merle speak with Saransh Sharma: a behavioural strategist at Final Mile consulting with 6+ years of experience in research and design. We discuss how behavioural science can be used to address some big problems (i.e. sanitation, HIV testing, etc.), the challenges of applying behavioural science without truly understanding the humans at the other end of the intervention, and how the WEIRD problem might be over-indexed...

 

Finding Saransh:

Go Nudge Yourself: https://www.gonudgeyourself.com/saranshsharma

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoNudgeYourself/featured

Email: gonudgeyourself@gmail.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saransh-sharma-behsci

 

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LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/) 

October 11, 2021  

Ep 56. The perks of starting early (ft. Lenka Fiala)

For this episode of Questioning Behaviour, Sarah and Merle interview Lenka Fiala. Lenka managed to transition from her PhD in Tilberg to an Assistant Professorship at Nova (Lisbon, Portugal). She explains her journey, the perks of knowing what you want early on, and tells us more about the research she is currently doing.

 

With loads of tips on time management and having hobbies!

 

Finding Lenka:

Website: http://www.lenkafiala.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fialalenka?lang=en

NOVA staff page: https://www2.novasbe.unl.pt/en/faculty-research/faculty/faculty-detail/id/1187/lenka-fiala

 

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October 4, 2021  

Ep 55. Talking Money (ft. Etinosa Agbonlahor)

In this episode of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle get a chance to talk with Etinosa Agbonlahor about being an applied financial behavioural economist in the private sector (phew!). Etinosa is a behavioural research scientist at Fidelity Investments and has previously worked as a behavioural scientist for the Commonwealth Bank in Australia. We discuss the expectations and reality of working as an applied behavioural economist, where we think the field is going in general and discuss how a behavioural economist would give financial advice.

 

Finding Eti:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/etinosa-agbonlahor-2b588928

Twitter (@TheEtinosa): https://twitter.com/theetinosa?lang=en

 

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September 27, 2021  

Ep 54. People who write together, stay together (ft. Essi Kujansuu)

In this episode of the QB podcast, Sarah and Merle speak with another early career researcher, Essi Kujansuu, about her experience getting into the PhD, switching topics after 1 year, and how she navigated the job market (even though self-promotion is tough for the Finnish!)...

Essi is an experimental economist, interested in fairness and choice architecture (nudges), currently working as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck. 
 
Finding Essi:
Email: Essi.Kujansuu(at)uibk.ac.at 
 

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September 20, 2021  

Ep 53. How to Change (ft. Katy Milkman)

In this ep of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle speak with Katy Milkman about her new book "How to Change"! We delve deeper into what inspired Katy to write a book and explore what it was like for her to actually write it! We also talk about some of Katy's most current academic work and particularly the evidence for incentivising vaccination.

 

Finding Katy, and Katy's book!

"How to Change" -https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781785043710?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnJaKBhDgARIsAHmvz6eot1MKQ3gcdMouhepb2IX0lqZGe933APRpHDCSkzftb7d754C2J4oaAq18EALw_wcB

Katy's professional website - https://www.katymilkman.com/

Katy's Wharton School page - https://oid.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/kmilkman/

Twitter (@katy_milkman) - https://twitter.com/katy_milkman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

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Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” 
https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

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