Nudge Italia

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Nudge Italia
founded in the year 2014
City Milan
Country Italy
number of employees 11
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Behavioural economics in public governance
Last revision 9.06.2017

Nudge Italia is an initiative of IESCUM - Istituto Europeo per lo Studio del Comportamento Umano, a member of The European Nudging Network.

Organizational Structure and Funding


Working mode, goals

The group deals with the following thematic areas:

  • health and welfare
  • nutrition
  • sustainability
  • political economy
  • schools and education
  • labour and organizations
  • social policies
  • media and communication

It maintains a facebook-group.


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.