Policy Leader Fellow
School of Transnational Governance
James Drummond is an international public policy professional with extensive experience working with countries around the world on reforms to improve public policy making and public governance. Most recently, he served as a Policy Analyst in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Regulatory Policy Division, where he supported OECD member and partner countries to design, implement and evaluate regulatory policy reforms, as well as develop forward looking and innovative ways to conduct better public policy that focused on the use of behavioural insights (BI). James has co-authored several landmark publications on BI, including Tools and Ethics for Applied Behavioural Insights: the BASIC Toolkit and Behavioural Insights and Public Policy: Lessons from Around the World, as well as worked with over a dozen countries with a focus in the Southeast Asian and Middle East and North African regions.James’ fellowship will expand on his most recent work, which focuses on BI applied to public organisations. His paper Behavioural Insights and Regulatory Governance: Opportunities and Challenges mapped the ways BI can be applied to the institutions, tools and processes of policy making to support better policy outcomes. He will build off the findings of this paper by developing a behavioural economics critique of the regulatory economics principles that forms the foundation to many of these policy making tools.A Canadian national, James holds Master's degrees from the University of Toronto (Public Policy) and Carleton University (Political Science), and a Bachelor's from the University of Ottawa (Political Science).