May 25, 2020

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on COVID Compliance

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on COVID Compliance

On this episode, I speak with Professor Benjamin van Rooij who specialises in exploring the impact Laws have on Human Behaviour. He's recently been doing some research into the impact of COVID regulations in a number of jurisdictions. We discuss...


On this episode, I speak with Professor Benjamin van Rooij who specialises in exploring the impact Laws have on Human Behaviour. He's recently been doing some research into the impact of COVID regulations in a number of jurisdictions. We discuss what he's discovered thus far and what he thinks the future of Compliance under COVID could look like. He also highlights the factors that determine whether or not people are compliant and what governments can do to make things more effective. This is an incredibly timely, highly informative episode on a topic I'm sure we'll be returning to.

Some of the research Benjamin refers to in the show:

Policing Pollution: Regulating the Chemical Industry: https://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/8-92.pdf

Strangers In Their Own Land: https://thenewpress.com/books/strangers-their-own-land

His article for The Hill on Social Distancing: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/495287-until-theres-a-cure-social-distancing-will-have-to-continue

His article on Lockdown: https://theconversation.com/how-to-keep-up-social-distancing-after-lockdown-138370

Finally a link to his website: https://www.uva.nl/profiel/r/o/b.vanrooij/b.vanrooij.html?cb
You can also find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/benfuzi