Brighton Business School
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Stephen Young is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Brighton University Business School, where he has designed, developed and teaches behavioural economics to final year undergraduates and postgraduates. Stephen is also a visiting lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. His research interest is behavioural economics and sustainability.
In 2011 Stephen was consultant to the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialized agency of the UN for Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), where he led a study on how information and communications technologies can help countries adapt to the effects of climate change. In September 2011, Stephen was a guest speaker at a joint seminar in Beijing hosted by the ITU and China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ICT As An Enabler for Creative and Green Economy. In 2010, Stephen consulted as a Senior Telecom Expert to the ITU, writing a study on the relationship between ICTs and climate change and the role for regulators. This was published as a chapter in the ITUs Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2010, and featured in a conference presentation at the ITU's 10th Global Symposium for Regulators in Dakar in November 2010.
Stephen has been published in over 60 books and reports, chapters in books and reports, and press and journal articles, covering regulation, policy and strategy in the ICT and energy sectors, and the increasingly-related areas of sustainability, behaviour change and behavioural economics. He has spoken at, or chaired, over 60 international conferences, and run, or been a speaker at, nearly 50 workshops and customer briefings for international corporate clients. Stephen's consultancy experience includes acting as project director, project manager or subject expert on more than 20 bespoke studies for individual clients, including major enterprises, governments and regulators.
Stephen is founding director of ICT and Climate Change, a web-based service providing information, analysis and advice on climate change for players in the energy and ICT sectors. He is principal author of Give Up Your Car, a website about the benefits to the individual of being carfree, based on principles from social marketing and behavioural economics. He also writes the blog Life Outside the Box, and is currently writing a book, The Four Wheel Detox.
Stephen has extensive experience in regulatory, policy and strategic positions in the energy and ICT industries, with roles including: head of public policy and public affairs, principal consultant and principal analyst.
Stephen's qualifications include MA Politics and Government, BA Economics with First Class Honours, and Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing. ting.
Young, S. and Caisey, Vivienne. (2011) Is Behavioural Economics The New Social Marketing? Social Marketing Conference: Changing Behaviour Through Communications. London, November 2011.
Young, S. (2011) Climate Change, ICTs and Regulation. Chapter 7 in Trends in Telecommunications Reform; Enabling Tomorrow's Digital World: 2010/11. Geneva: International Telecommunication Union. March 2011
Young, S. (2011) An Introduction to Behavioural Economics. Pre-Conference Workshop on Insight-Driven Behaviour Change: UK Social Marketing Conference. Brighton, November 2011
Young, S. (2011) Green Growth and ICTs. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology/International Telecommunication Union Seminar, ICT As An Enabler for Creative and Green Economy. Beijing, People's Republic of China. September 2011.
Young, S. and Caisey, V. (2011) Is Behavioural Economics The New Social Marketing? Thoughts from a Social Marketer and a Behavioural Economist. World Social Marketing Conference. Dublin, Ireland. April 2011.
Young, S. (2010) ICTs, Climate Change and the Role for Regulation. International Telecommunication Union 10th Global Symposium For Regulators (GSR) Discussion Paper. 10-12 November 2010, Dakar, Senegal.
Young, Stephen and Caisey, Vivienne (2010) Mind shift, mode shift: A lifestyle approach to reducing car ownership and use based on behavioural economics and social marketing Perspectives in Public Health, 130 (3). pp. 136-142. ISSN 1757-9147
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