David Halpern

David Halpern is the chief executive of the Behavioral Insights Team and board director. He has led the team since its inception in 2010. Prior to that, David was the founding director of the Institute for Government and between 2001 and 2007 was the chief analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before entering government, David held tenure at Cambridge University and posts at Oxford University and Harvard University. He has written several books and papers on areas relating to behavioral insights and well-being, including Social Capital, the Hidden Wealth of Nations, and most recently Inside the Nudge Unit.