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  • Blog
  • 16th Oct 2019

Don’t tell me what to eat!

The prospect of the state meddling with our diets is not welcomed by everyone – our food preferences are so deeply personal, aren’t they?

  • Blog
  • 15th Oct 2019

Humble Empiricists win the Nobel Prize in Economics!

A huge congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer who have just won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. 

  • Blog
  • 8th Oct 2019

Giving behavioural insights and business policy a firm nudge

In the long run, improving  productivity is the most important way of raising the standard of living for a country’s citizens.

  • Blog
  • 2nd Oct 2019

A partnership to reduce social security arrears

One of the most cost-effective ways of scaling the use of behavioural insights (BI) around the world is by building BI capacity. BIT does this by running projects in close collaboration with partner organisations.

  • Blog
  • 27th Sep 2019

Designing emissions markets carefully

Professor Marty Weitzman, a giant in the field of environmental economics, passed away exactly one month ago. On his ‘month’s mind’, we reflect on Marty’s work on pricing carbon emissions. 

  • Blog
  • 25th Sep 2019

Diets in flux

Here we take a look at some examples to see how our diets have always been in flux – and often deliberately influenced. 

  • Blog
  • 24th Sep 2019

How to stop sexual harassment as a bystander

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many organisations and universities are searching for evidence-based strategies to combat sexual harassment. Encouraging bystanders, those who witness or hear about sexual harassment, to take action is a promising way to do this.

  • Blog
  • 19th Sep 2019

The meat of the problem

In our new series of blog posts, our experts explore how behavioural science can encourage us to have more sustainable diets.

  • Blog
  • 17th Sep 2019

Improving investment fee disclosures through behavioural insights

If you are an investor, do you know how much your investment dealer receives in fees for the services they provide to you? If not, you are certainly not alone.

  • Blog
  • 16th Sep 2019

The behavioural science community gathers in London

It’s nearly ten years since BIT was set up in No10 with the seemingly simple (but in reality daunting) aim of incorporating a better understanding of human behaviour into public policy, while also saving the government ten times our running costs.