July 11 – August 4, 2023

Behavioral economics serves as a design framework that helps program managers improve project effectiveness by furthering their understanding of human decision-making, biases, and communication. This online course offers the opportunity to explore how these behavioral insights can help us better understand and address development challenges faced by low-income communities. Working alongside Duke faculty and peers, students will apply their new knowledge and skills to various development sectors during the course’s immersive and engaging group project component.

About the Program

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Priority Registration Pricing
(25% discount)
April 15, 2023

Priority Application & Tuition Deadline
June 26, 2023

Program: July 11 – August 4, 2023

Classes will take place Monday-Friday, 9 am – 11:30 am.

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


Interested in hearing more about similar courses?

Check out DCID’s summer course on Monitoring & Evaluation of Development Programs.

About the Faculty

Joseph Sherlock leads the Government Team at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University – a team which focuses on using behavioral science to bring innovation into civic society. He is also PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, where is exploring how behavioral ideas can increase trust in elections and enable pro-environmental behavioral spillovers. His passion is using behavioral science as a vehicle for evidence based and evidence generating innovation.

He has previously been a Principal Behavioural Scientist with HM Revenue and Customs in the heart of the British government, worked at the Behavioural Insights Team in Public Health, and been a Branding Consultant for Clear M&C Saatchi. Joseph has run 50+ RCTs with governments across the world and has a wealth of experience applying behavioral science and human-centered design to difficult behavioral challenges, mostly in the sustainability, democracy, tax, financial decision making and health arenas. 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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