Thanks to John Bigelow of the ASIAL Insider podcast for the conversation about the ways security managers and executives can use behavioural economics to drive positive security outcomes in their organisations.
You can listen to the episode here: https://blubrry.com/asial_security_insider/74360520/how-to-achieve-positive-security-outcomes/
I also recommend the other episodes https://blubrry.com/asial_security_insider/
Thinking Fast and Slow
The people that really started the behavioural economics movement are Daniel Kahneman and his late research partner Amos Tversky. Apart from the fact that in 2002, Daniel Kahneman won the (pseudo) Nobel in economic science, Daniel Kahneman wrote “Thinking Fast and Slow”.
- Here’s a review from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/thinking-fast-and-slow-by-daniel-kahneman-book-review.html
Another Economics Nobel was given out for behavioual economics in 2017 to Richard Thaler. Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein wrote “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness”
- Here’s a review from the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/apr/12/nudge-book-review
Also, Freakanomics have interviewed Richard Thaler in this entertaining episode.
If you’re interested in practical applications of behavioural economics at country scale, it is worth looking up the UK Behavioural Insights Team
There are also similar teams in Australian governments
- Federal – https://behaviouraleconomics.pmc.gov.au/
- NSW – https://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/programs-and-services/behavioural-insights/
QUT also has a behavioural insights group – https://research.qut.edu.au/qube/