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  • 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…

  • Academic publication
  • 1st Sep 2015

Applying Behavioral Economics in a Health Policy Context

The goal of this chapter is to describe how behavioural economics has been applied to health care sector, beginning with the origins of the Behavioural Insights Team in the United Kingdom, and concluding with the broad public health policy context in both the United Kingdom and across much of the…

  • Academic publication
  • 20th Oct 2015

Stating Appointment Costs in SMS Reminders Reduces Missed Hospital Appointments: Findings from Two Randomised Controlled Trials

Missed hospital appointments are a major cause of inefficiency worldwide. Healthcare providers are increasingly using Short Message Service reminders to reduce ‘Did Not Attend’ (DNA) rates.

  • Publication
  • 8th Dec 2015

A head for hiring: the behavioural science of recruitment and selection

This report, written for the CIPD by the Behavioural Insights Team, outlines ways in which harnessing knowledge about how we actually behave can help those engaged in recruitment to improve outcomes for organisations.

  • Publication
  • 14th Jan 2016

Evaluating Youth Social Action - Final 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
  • 1st Feb 2016

Can simple prompts increase bequest giving? Field evidence from a legal call centre

We report the findings of a field study demonstrating the importance of non-pecuniary mechanisms for bequest giving.

  • Academic publication
  • 26th Feb 2016

Nudge: Recent developments in behavioural science and public policy

Dr Michael Hallsworth, Director of BIT North America and Michael Sanders former Head of Research and Evaluations at BIT, discuss the increasing popularity of behavioural science among policymakers and explore the reason for it's rapid ascendancy in the UK political sphere. 

  • Report
  • 22nd Mar 2016

Making the change: Behavioural factors in person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

Drawing on robust studies of what influences behaviour, this report sets out a number of factors that can lead to greater involvement in self-care. It is aimed at policymakers, commissioners, service designers and organisations working to promote more person- and community-centered approaches for health and wellbeing.

  • Publication
  • 23rd Mar 2016

Reducing Mobile Phone Theft and Improving Security - Paper 2

This paper provides an updated picture of mobile phone theft, including an updated Mobile Phone Theft Ratio, to provide a more contemporary picture capturing the impact that the security features introduced by manufacturers have had on levels of theft.