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Partners in Washington to build on BIT work

8th Aug 2013

Over the past week or two there has been lots of coverage of a new team in the White House that will look to apply lessons from behavioural sciene to public policy. The US team will be headed by Maya Shankar, who met members of BIT in Washington to discuss how we will exchange ideas and share research – a process first started by our Director, Dr David Halpern, and Prof Cass Sunsein while Cass was at the White House.

On Friday, TIME Magazine ran an article looking in more detail at the successes we have had in the UK and overseas. The article features discussions with Professor Richard Thaler, who is on our advisory panel, BIT’s Deputy Director, Owain Service, and also Pelle Guldborg Hansen and Jesperson from iNudgeYou who have done some great work in Denmark.

We wish Maya much success and look forward to working closely with her and her team.