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  • Academic publication
  • 13th Feb 2015

Curbing Adult Student Attrition: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Roughly 20% of adults in the OECD lack basic numeracy and literacy skills. In the UK, many colleges offer fully government subsidized adult education programs to improve these skills.

  • Report
  • 9th Mar 2015

Evaluating Youth Social Action - Interim report

Can you really measure the value of young people taking part in social action? This report provides compelling and robust evidence that young people who take part in social action initiatives develop some of the most critical skills for employment and adulthood in the process.

  • Academic publication
  • 8th Apr 2015

“Powered to Detect Small Effect Sizes”: You keep saying that. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Randomised trials in education research are a valuable and increasingly common part of the research landscape. Choosing a sample size large enough to detect an effect but small enough to make the trial workable is a vital component.

  • Academic publication
  • 12th Apr 2015

Social Influences on Charitable Giving in the Workplace

Social influences have been widely recorded in charitable giving. In two field experiments, we attempt to exogenously manipulate sources of social influence in the workplace.

  • Academic publication
  • 23rd Apr 2015

The use of field experiments to increase tax compliance

Governments have become increasingly interested in the ‘explosion’ of research into taxpayer behaviour. This article briefly reviews two main theories of tax compliance (‘deterrence’ and ‘non-deterrence’), before discussing the recent rapid rise of natural field experiments (NFEs) in this area.

  • Academic publication
  • 19th Jun 2015

Non-Standard Matching in Charitable Giving – null results from two field experiments

Abstract Many charities make use of ‘matches’ on donations made by their supporters as a way of encouraging more and larger donations. The effectiveness of these matches in the field has been tested elsewhere, but it is unclear whether the current ‘standard’ matching formulation is the most effective. In two…

  • Academic publication
  • 8th Jul 2015

Targeting voter registration with incentives: A randomized controlled trial of a lottery in a London borough

Does an incentive—in the form of a lottery—increase voter registration, particularly among poorer members of society? In the summer of 2012, two groups of 20,000 randomly selected households from a London Borough were informed that they would be placed into a prize draw if they registered to vote by 28…

  • Report
  • 23rd Jul 2015

The Behavioural Insights Team Update 2013-2015

The Update Report covers the past two years of the Behavioural Insights Team’s work. It’s been an exciting period for the team. We’ve managed to expand the breadth and scale of our work (having now run more than 150 trials across almost every area of policy). But the core of…

  • Publication
  • 31st Jul 2015

Behavioural Insights and the Somerset Challenge

The Somerset Challenge comissioned the Behavioural Insights Team to apply findings from behavioural science to problems faced in Somerset Schools.

  • Academic publication
  • 3rd Aug 2015

Star Power: Two field experiments investigating the effect of celebrity endorsement on charitable fundraising campaigns

A large literature exists that suggests that people’s decisions across many facets of their life are influenced by other people. We report the results of two field experiments in which we test the influence of a salient but socially remote individual – a celebrity – on the charitable giving decisions…