Geography and Methods
Thematic Research Area
Vince is broadly interested in Canadian politics, with emphasis on applied social policy. Specifically, he examines low take-up of government programs—how political and psychological barriers prevent citizens from accessing the services they need. His current research aims to improve take-up of employment and integration services among jobseekers, young adults, and newcomers. Why do people who might benefit from public services not apply for them? What can governments do to improve take-up? Vince is particularly interested in field experiments that improve the lived experience of low-income and marginalized people in Canada.
Vince has 10+ years’ experience using behavioural and data science to improve policy. He has worked as a Senior Behavioural Scientist for the British Columbia Government. Before that, he worked as a Policy Analyst with the Government of Canada.