Peter John


Peter is known for his books on public policy, such as Analysing Public Policy and Making Policy Work. He is currently using experiments to study civic participation in public policy, with the aim of finding out what governments and other public agencies can do to encourage citizens to carry out acts of collective benefit.

Peter is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at University College London. He also co-edits The Journal of Public Policy.

Peter sits on the Behavioural Insights Team’s academic advisory panel and has collaborated with BIT in the areas of charitable giving and voter registration. He has recently published Field Experiments in Political Science and Public Policy (Routledge) and is working on a book for Edward Elgar, How Far to Nudge: The Promise of Behavioural Public Policy.