Article collection: behavioral public administration

On this page you’ll find a collection of publications related to behavioral PA.

Defining BPA

Grimmelikhuijsen, S.G., S. Jilke, A. Olsen & L. Tummers. 2017. Behavioral public administration: combining insights from psychology and public administration. Public Administration Review 77(1): 45–56


  • Porumbescu, G. A., Grimes, M., & Grimmelikhuijsen, S. (2021). Capturing the social relevance of government transparency and accountability using a behavioral lens. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 4(1).
  • Tummers, L., Leth Olsen, A., Jilke, S. & Grimmelikhuijsen, S. G. 2016. Introduction to the Virtual Issue on Behavioral Public Administration. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. p. 1-3


  1. Neo, S., S. Grimmelikhuijsen, & L. Tummers. (2023). Core Values for Ideal Civil Servants: Service-oriented, Responsive and Dedicated. Public Administration Review. https://doi:10.1111/puar.13583  
  2. Aleksovska, M., Schillemans, T., & Grimmelikhuijsen, S. (2022). Management of multiple accountabilities through setting priorities: Evidence from a cross‐national conjoint experiment. Public Administration Review, 82(1), 132-146.
  3. van Roekel, H., Reinhard, J., & Grimmelikhuijsen, S. (2022). Improving hand hygiene in hospitals: comparing the effect of a nudge and a boost on protocol compliance. Behavioural Public Policy, 6(1), 52-74.
  4. Overman, S., Schillemans, T., & Grimmelikhuijsen, S. (2021). A validated measurement for felt relational accountability in the public sector: Gauging the account holder’s legitimacy and expertise. Public Management Review, 23(12), 1748-1767.
  5. Grimmelikhuijsen, S.G. and G.A. Porumbescu. 2017. Reconsidering the expectancy disconfirmation model. Three experimental replications. Public Management Review: 1-21.
  6. Grimmelikhuijsen, S. & Knies, E. 2017. Validating a scale for citizen trust in government organizations International Review of Administrative Sciences 83(3): 583-601