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Lars Tummers

Professor of Public Administration and Organizational Science
Expert in public management, leadership and behavior change



Behavioral Public Administration: Combining Insights from Public Administration and Psychology

Lars Tummers is Professor of Public Administration and Organization Science at Utrecht University. He is an internationally recognized expert on public management, leadership and behavior change. His goal is to understand how people can change behavior to improve lives of themselves and others.


Related to this, Tummers is one of the initiators of an interdisciplinary field combining psychology and public administration, called 'Behavioral Public Administration'.


He won various prizes, such as the university-wide Research Prize at Erasmus University, best article awards and the award for outstanding PhD-thesis in humanities and social sciences (Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, based on cum laude PhD). He has received various grants, from among else the European Union (FP7, Marie Curie grant carried out at Berkeley, USA), and NWO (VENI, VIDI).

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"We often don't do what we actually want or what is good for us. Denise de Ridder and Lars Tummers explain in Nudging in a fun and clear way why this is and what we can do about it. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know more about behavior change."

- Ben Tiggelaar

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