The Behavioral Economics Group is the LinkedIn network associated with The group connects academia, business and the public sector by bringing together people with a shared interest in behavioral science, particularly the influence of cognitive, emotional and social factors on decision making.
The BE Group was established in May, 2008. Its member count passed the 30,000 mark in October, 2016.






Recent Discussions

How Trump’s marketing team “out-psyched” Hillary’s

Credit card nation: Behavioral science explains why Americans have amassed $750B in debt

Do ‘sin taxes’ really change consumer behavior?

Applying behavioral science in Latin America

Behavioral economics ethics and how persuasion threatens the fabric of society

Are people more rational when buying financial services compared to fast moving goods?

What do you do, when your eyes deceive you?

From best behavioral economics books to persuasion ethics and regulatory considerations

Tackling “a human bias”

People have a statistical and moral mode for identifying “normal”

Behavioral economics isn’t dead yet, it’s just getting started

Behavioral science in the private sector: Guidelines for avoiding misuse

Can nudges lead to an increased state of negligence?

A nudge in the green direction

What does the bandwagon effect tell us about influencer marketing?

Why overheads go over our heads

The roots of decision making

I admit it – I am irrational too

Economics is a social science

Why behavioral science is key to organizational transformation

Using BE to improve honesty on insurance applications

When behavioral economics clashes with traditional economics

The diversity trade-off

How a little nudge can lead to better decisions

The overjustification effect: How rewards can destroy intrinsic motivations

Three must-know discoveries of behavioral economics in 2016

Is economics passé? What do you think?

Equilibrium considering nudges?

Terrorism, immigration and rationality



Membership Composition (LinkedIn Stats)



Financial Services: 11%
Research: 10%
Marketing and Advertising: 9%
Management Consulting: 7%
Higher Education: 7%
Market Research: 3%


Research: 17%
Education: 7%
Consulting: 6%
Sales: 6%
Finance: 4%
Business Development: 4%


London, UK: 10%
Greater New York: 5%
San Francisco Bay Area: 3%
Washington D.C.: 2%
Greater Chicago: 2%
Greater Boston: 2%


Senior: 30%
Entry: 16%
Manager: 13%
Director: 9%
Owner: 6%
VP: 4%