Journal of Behavioral Public Administration

Journal of Behavioral Public Administration


Publication date: Feb 2018

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Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (JBPA) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open access journal that focuses on behavioral and experimental research in public administration, broadly defined.  JBPA encourages submissions of both basic scholarly and applied work conducted by academics or practitioners.

Sebastian Jilke, Kenneth J. Meier, Gregg G. Van Ryzin

Research Articles

How best to nudge taxpayers? The impact of message simplification and descriptive social norms on payment rates in a central London local authority
Peter John, Toby Blume

Bureaucrats' processing of organizational reputation signals
Sharon Gilad, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Michaela Assouline

Putting social rewards and identity salience to the test: Evidence from a field experiment with teachers in Philadelphia
Syon P. Bhanot, Gordon Kraft-Todd, David Rand, Erez Yoeli

Precise performance: Do citizens rely on numerical precision as a cue of confidence?
Asmus Leth Olsen

Public service motivation and ethical behavior: Evidence from three experiments
Robert K. Christensen, Bradley E. Wright

Foresighted outcome effect: A micro-foundation of agents’ risk aversion in principal-agent relations
Michal Livnat-Lerer, Raanan Sulitzeau-Kenan, Tehila Kogut

Breaking bad news without breaking trust: The effects of a press release and newspaper coverage on perceived trustworthiness
Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen, Femke de Vries, Wilte Zijlstra

Chief executives’ approval of immigrants: Evidence from a survey experiment of 101 Latin American and Caribbean mayors
Claudia N. Avellaneda, Johabed G. Olvera

Perspectives and Practices
A great schism approaching? Towards a micro and macro public administration
Donald Moynihan

Human behavior inside and outside bureaucracy: Lessons from psychology
Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard