July 25 – August 26, 2022

Behavioral economics serves as a policy and program design framework that helps policymakers improve program effectiveness and achieve better outcomes. This online course offers professionals from the public and non-profit sector the opportunity to learn about the latest findings in behavioral economics and focus on the tools needed to apply the framework to their own work. Working alongside Duke faculty and peers, students will apply their new knowledge and skills to a variety of sectors during the course’s immersive and engaging group project component.

About the Program

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Application Deadline: July 20, 2022

Discounted Tuition Deadline: June 24, 2022

Tuition Due: July 22, 2022

Program: July 25 – August 26

Classes will take place 12 noon – 1:15 pm (EDT) / 4 – 5:15 pm (GMT).

All times are in ET.


All classes will be held virtually using the Zoom video conference platform. Concerns regarding course connectivity should be directed to the DCID ExEd Team at dcidexed@duke.edu.


Email the ExEd Team at dcidexed@duke.edu


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About the Faculty

Joseph Sherlock is an Applied Behavioral Researcher at Duke’s Center for Advanced Hindsight and an Adjunct Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He is currently on secondment (temporary assignment) from central government in the UK where he is a Principle Behavioural Insights Specialist with HM Revenue and Customs. He is excited to learn everything he can about the US which includes: trying to learn all 50 states, listening to Hamilton the musical on repeat, cycling everywhere and only ordering American beers he hasn’t had before.

He has previously worked in the Behavioural Insights Team in Public Health, as a Branding Consultant for Clear M&C Saatchi and has co-founded a behavioral and wellbeing science consultancy. Joseph has a First Class Psychology degree from the University of Bath and holds an MSc in Social Policy from The London School of Economics.

“Such a great course! I have come away wanting to test, test, test! Joey was fantastic, and I am excited to utilize the principles learned in my work!”

International NGO Manager, Spring 2022 cohort

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COVID-19 Information

At this time, DCID’s Executive Education plans to hold our PARM, TARF, and M&EDP 2021 programs online. Our team is constantly monitoring the dynamic situation and will provide updates in accordance with the latest information and guidance from Duke University officials and local authorities. Please monitor this webpage for these important updates. You may also review our FAQs, or send our team an email with any questions. 

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