The essay will address a policy challenge and require the student to suggest a possible ‘nudge‘ and design a test for its effectiveness.

  • What are some ways the federal government could maximise the take-up of the coronavirus (third) booster shot? At least one should draw on standard economics and at least one on behavioural science. Which option(s) would you recommend and why?



  • Description of standard economic response.
  • Description of nudge.
  • Analysis of preferable approach.
  • Quality of writing.
  • Discussion of testing effectiveness.
  • Referencing and bibliography.