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  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 4th Sep 2019

The Story of Narratives

Professor Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize-winning economist joins us at the Behavioural Exchange Conference tomorrow. His latest work on narrative economics shows how stories and narratives are inherent to the human experience. We think they could be better understood and deployed in public policy.

  • Blog
  • 29th Aug 2019

Your training programme isn’t working - here’s how to make sure it does

More than £200bn is spent globally on learning and development every year. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate workers sit through millions of hours of training on the latest management fad or tips on how to grow their business.  Yet does any of it actually work? Do the behaviours of…

  • Blog
  • 28th Aug 2019

Helping people back into work and helping others take up the mantle

Today sees the publication of a peer reviewed paper in the Journal of Public Policy outlining the interventions that we tested in Essex which involved the development of new way of conceiving the job-search process. 

  • Blog
  • 22nd Aug 2019

The importance of replication

If you’ve ever run a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), you know how exciting it is to find a solution that works.

  • Blog
  • 19th Aug 2019

Reducing household power usage during the hottest days of the year

On hot summer days, power usage in Australia skyrockets as households and businesses turn on their air conditioners. Energy usage can increase by over 45% on these days, particularly between 3pm and 6pm when both households and offices are running their air conditioning. The traditional approach to these peak-demand events…

  • Blog
  • 15th Aug 2019

BIT joins forces with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to drive behaviour change in landlords

BIT is working with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to test the effectiveness of homelessness interventions by applying - and rigorously evaluating - behavioural science methods.

  • Blog
  • 13th Aug 2019

Bringing consumers to the centre of consumer protection

Regulators are definitely getting smarter in their use of behavioural science and empirical methods, and lessons are being shared across the world. But are regulators still two steps behind commercial players, and particularly with respect to ‘market predators’?