Gedragswetenschappelijk onderzoek bij Vlaamse lokale politici: Negativiteitsbias, sociale norm en discriminatie.

Deze executive summary beschrijft de resultaten van 3 gepubliceerde experimenten uitgevoerd bij Vlaamse lokale politici. Het doel van deze experimenten is om gedragswetenschappelijke theorieën toe te passen op de Vlaamse lokale politiek. Onder invloed van Nobelprijswinnaars economie, Richard Thaler en Daniel Kahneman, hebben de gedragswetenschappen hun intrede gevonden binnen beleid en bestuur. Het achterliggende idee … More Gedragswetenschappelijk onderzoek bij Vlaamse lokale politici: Negativiteitsbias, sociale norm en discriminatie.

Left or right? Both discriminate.

A study that Martin Bækgaard and I conducted has been picked up by the Flemish newspaper “De Morgen”. We show that local politicians discriminate against age when assessing candidates for a top management function. Additionally, left wingers tend to discriminate against men and candidates from the ethnic majority whereas right wingers tend to discriminate against … More Left or right? Both discriminate.

New job & new contact information!

As of the 1st of August, I have been appointed as Assistant Professor of Public Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. My contact information thus requires an update: Bert George Assistant Professor of Public Management Department of Public Administration Erasmus University Rotterdam Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 Mandeville Building (T) 17 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands E: george@fsw.eur.nl … More New job & new contact information!

Awarded the EURAM 2016 Best Paper in Public Management

The final paper of my doctoral manuscript (co-authors: Desmidt & Cools) has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the European Academy of Management – Public Management SIG (Paris, 2016). Honoured with this award! The abstract of the paper is as follows: Given the lack of insight into the micro-determinants of strategic planning effectiveness in … More Awarded the EURAM 2016 Best Paper in Public Management