About the Journal

Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (JBPA) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open access journal that focuses on behavioral and experimental research in public administration, broadly defined.  JBPA encourages submissions of both basic scholarly and applied work conducted by academics or practitioners.

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The Journal of Behavioral Public Administration invites papers for a symposium on Motivation to Serve the Public Interest at Work co-edited by Marc Esteve (University College London & ESADE Business School), Arjen van Witteloostuijn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & University of Antwerp), Andrew Whitford (University of Georgia), Robert Christensen (Brigham Young University) and Bradley Wright (University of Georgia).

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Current Issue

Vol 1 No 1 (2018)

Published: 2018-02-26



Sebastian Jilke, Kenneth J. Meier, Gregg G. Van Ryzin
Abstract 386 | PDF Downloads 488

Research Articles

Putting social rewards and identity salience to the test: Evidence from a field experiment with teachers in Philadelphia

Syon P. Bhanot, Gordon Kraft-Todd, David Rand, Erez Yoeli
Abstract 749 | PDF Downloads 355 Supplement Downloads 0

Bureaucrats' processing of organizational reputation signals

Sharon Gilad, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Michaela Assouline
Abstract 571 | PDF Downloads 370

Public service motivation and ethical behavior: Evidence from three experiments

Robert K. Christensen, Bradley E. Wright
Abstract 707 | PDF Downloads 636

Breaking bad news without breaking trust: The effects of a press release and newspaper coverage on perceived trustworthiness

Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen, Femke de Vries, Wilte Zijlstra
Abstract 661 | PDF Downloads 450 Supplement Downloads 0

Foresighted outcome effect: A micro-foundation of agents' risk aversion in principal-agent relations

Michal Livnat-Lerer, Raanan Sulitzeau-Kenan, Tehila Kogut
Abstract 495 | PDF Downloads 235

Perspectives and Practices

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