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  • 4th Nov 2019

Beyond disclosure

This month, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) published their report calling time on disclosures.This leaves us with a hard question: if disclosure isn’t enough, where should financial regulators look next?

  • Blog
  • 1st Nov 2019

Keeping people safe at work using behavioural insights

It’s Friday and for many in the UK, the weekend means a trip to the local chippy to enjoy some fish and chips. But getting fish to our tables has a hidden high cost: commercial fishing remains one of the nation’s deadliest professions. One of the leading causes of death…

  • Blog
  • 23rd Oct 2019

And the award goes to...

Each year, the BX Awards celebrate the finest researchers and practitioners in the field of behavioural science. Here we take a look at the 2019 winners and runner-ups and their impactful work.

  • 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. 

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  • 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.