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  • 5th May 2022

Podcast: Online fraud, peacebuilding, road safety & synthetic data

The latest episode of our podcast Inside The Nudge Unit looks at recent work from the team in the areas of road safety, online fraud, conflict resolution and synthetic data.

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  • 29th Apr 2022

How can we encourage migrant domestic workers to seek help? Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog post series, we talked about the behavioural barriers that migrant domestic workers (MDWs) face when deciding whether and how to seek help, and the prototypes that we designed to address these barriers. If you had voted in the poll in our last blog post,…

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  • 26th Apr 2022

Low-paid and low-skill women - moving beyond education

Recently we launched a global research programme aiming to understand ways to support low-paid, low-skill women progress into higher quality work, supported by JPMorgan Chase. Today we publish our review of the evidence on low-paid and low-skill women in the UK, France, Spain and South Africa. We focus on the…

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  • 22nd Apr 2022

Promoting better waste management with behavioral insights

Our planet can’t handle the amount of trash we produce but behavioral insights can help encourage proper disposal

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  • 14th Apr 2022

Three ways behavioral insights can help shift peak energy demand

Across the Americas, climate change is putting pressure on energy providers. To keep the lights on during extreme weather, from the hottest summers on record to frigid winters, many are turning to demand management programs. Behavioural science can help.

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  • 13th Apr 2022

The role of behaviour-change in the race to Net Zero

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 3 released its sixth assessment report (AR6). Coming around every 6-8 years these hefty tomes summarise the state of climate knowledge from the scientific community, and this one is all about solutions. Since we’ll be pushing 2030 by the…

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  • 4th Apr 2022

Let’s reset how we commute to save emissions

We need to build a future where the green choice is the obvious choice. To achieve our climate change goals, making public transit, biking, walking, or green commuting the obvious choice will be critical.

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  • 24th Mar 2022

What works in disinformation wars?

As the war in Ukraine escalates, Russia is again using a capability it has been perfecting for many years: disinformation. The Russian government is taking full advantage of its state-owned media outlets to spread false information about what Russian officials refer to as a “special operation” in Ukraine. Amoung the…

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  • 22nd Mar 2022

It pays to try public transport

In Australia, the tyranny of distance has led to a historical reliance on commuting by car. But small vehicles account for a total of 10% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the emissions from these vehicles are as much as 40% higher than other countries. This comes in addition to…

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  • 15th Mar 2022

Behavioural Science or Bullshit?

There is a problem with behavioural science - how do you tell the good from the bad? Our CEO, Professor David Halpern reflects on two years of the pandemic