Lahore School of Economics (LSE) in collaboration with B4Development (formerly Qatar Behavioural Insights Unit) will host a symposium on Behavioural Economics in Policy Making on 3 September 2019 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. Nudge units and behavioural insights teams are working around the world to improve the effectiveness of government programs and policies. The symposium is the first-ever initiative that will engage policy-makers and researchers alike to discuss the role that behavioural interventions can play in matters of compliance, public finance and accountability in Pakistan. “The use of behavioural economics in policy is becoming increasingly important around the globe. Lahore School of Economics is pleased to jointly host with B4Development this symposium, which is the first of its kind in Pakistan. We also see this as the first step in putting greater emphasis on behavioural economics, both in teaching and research at the Lahore School of Economics, and in other academic institutions in Pakistan”, remarked Shahid Amjad Chaudhry (Rector, Lahore School of Economics). The symposium will commence with an introductory talk by Fadi Makki (Head of B4Development and Founder of Nudge Lebanon). He will be followed by Lori Foster (Professor, North Carolina State University) sharing her insights from her experience as member of the White House Social and Behavioural Sciences Team. Shabbar Zaidi (Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue) will provide his reflections on the potential use of behavioural insights to promote tax compliance and revenue generation. In the next session, Makhdum Hashim Jawan Bakht, Minister of Finance, Punjab, will provide his insights on the role that behavioural economics can play in nudging policymakers in ensuring greater transparency and accountability in the context of Pakistan. Shujat Ali (Dean, National School of Public Policy) will chair the last session of the day, summarizing key takeaways from the discussions in the morning and on the way forward in building capacity of civil society, NGOs and students in designing, implementing and evaluating behavioural interventions to better inform government programmes. The symposium will feature talks by experts, government officials and academics including, Mujtaba Piracha (Additional Chief Secretary (Services Economy) Government of Punjab)Adnan Khan (Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science), Azam Chaudhry (Professor and Dean, Lahore School of Economics), Ijaz Nabi (Country Director, International Growth Centre), James Vancel (CEO, Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics), Umar Taj (Research Fellow in Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School) and Sakib Sherani (Former Principal Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan and Founder and CEO of Macro Economic Insights (Pvt) Ltd).