India Behavioural Economics Network (IBEN) is a community for anyone interested in behavioural economics and its application, especially in India. It all started in July 2018 with a strong motivation to promote Behavioural Economics in India as it was (and still is) seriously lagging behind in terms of inclusion in academia.
IBEN is keen on advancing the incorporation of the behavioural science in academia, policy and industry in India. Currently, we conduct regular formal and informal events to discuss the science, its benefits, the recent developments and its applications in an Indian context. There is interest and talent all around the country that is yet to come together and we hope to be that bridge.
Past and upcoming events…
Some recent events:
Pune Behavioural Economics Meetup – 16th February 2020
With Dilip Soman and Biju Dominic
New Delhi Behavioural Network (NDBN) Meet-up – 30th January 2020
Mumbai Behavioural Economics Network (MBEN) Meet-up – 16th January 2020
With Stephen Wendel
Mumbai Behavioural Economics Network (MBEN) Meet-up – 20th December 2019
With Poorvi Iyer & Tinker Labs
Behavioural Economics Workshop (New Delhi) – 9th November 2019
Some past events:
Delhi Mumbai Chennai Pune Bangalore
IBEN started when two masters students at the University of Nottingham, both passionate about Behavioural Economics expressed their discontent over the field not being a mainstream subject in India even though it is one of the countries that needed it the most! A Facebook and LinkedIn group was created about a year later, in 2018, to share developments in Behavioural Economics.
Jafar now works as a Behaviour Architect at FinalMile in Mumbai.
Junofy is currently a teaching and research staff at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
IBEN is now a wide & fast growing government recognised community (not-for-profit) with regular activities! Thanks to many more behavioural science enthusiasts, we currently have chapters in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi and we plan to expand it throughout India.
You are also welcome to become a volunteer and help us with various activities! Please drop us an email via the form below to get in touch with us.
Since we are a non-profit organisation and do not make money through any of our activities, we welcome sponsors to donate for our cause of spreading awareness about this field through our events! If you’re interested, please write us an email via the form below to get more information!