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  • 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.

  • 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.