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  • Academic publication
  • 19th Apr 2017

I get by with a little help from my friends: Two field experiments on social support and attendance in further education colleges in the UK

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that broader socioeconomic and environmental conditions such as school climate and the availability of peer, parental, and tutor support shape motivation and educational success as much as, or more than, individual-level factors such as personality.

  • Publication
  • 31st Mar 2017

Encouraging People into University

Results from a randomised controlled trial that found that sending letters to young people influences their behaviour when applying to university.

  • Academic publication
  • 23rd Mar 2017

Increasing social trust with an ice-breaking exercise – an RCT carried out with NCS participants

This paper reports the results of a small scale randomised controlled trial carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) and The Challenge, a charity that acts as a delivery organisation for NCS.

  • Report
  • 29th Nov 2016

Applying Behavioural Insights: Simple Ways to Improve Health Outcomes

Applying new insights about behaviour can lead to better health outcomes at a lower cost. This report gives an overview of these insights and shows how they can be applied in practice.

  • Academic publication
  • 20th Nov 2016

Seven Ways of Applying Behavioral Science to Health Policy

This chapter sets out seven ways  of applying behavioral science to policy that are not subject to many of the key criticisms leveled at nudging - most notably, that nudges are manipulative and dis-empowering.

  • Report
  • 24th Oct 2016

Behavioral Insights for Cities

Over the past year, our North American office, based in New York, has worked with midsized cities across the U.S. through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities (WWC) initiative.

  • Publication
  • 20th Oct 2016

Poverty and decision-making: How behavioural science can improve opportunity in the UK

This report puts forward 18 recommendations on how behavioural science can improve opportunity in the UK in six key policy areas: consumer credit; rainy day savings; employment; welfare entitlements; child development; and post-secondary education.

  • Report
  • 18th Oct 2016

Legacy giving and behavioural insights

For the last two years, BIT has been working with Remember A Charity and Professor Sarah Smith from the University of Bristol to learn more about people’s motivation to leave legacy gifts. As part of this programme of research, we have conducted eight randomised controlled trials with solicitors firms. Each…

  • Publication
  • 26th Sep 2016

Behavioural Economics Guide - Vol 1 Public Policy - Mexican Institute for Behavioural Economics

The Mexican Institute for Behavioural Economics has published their Behavioural Economics Guide. The guide, one of the first of its kind to be written in Spanish, focuses on the application of behavioural economics to public policy. Covering a range of topics, the guide includes a chapter written by the Behavioural…

  • Publication
  • 15th Sep 2016

The Behavioural Insights Team’s Update Report: 2015-16

This report summarises the range and impact of BIT’s work over the past 12 months. In addition to the projects we have undertaken with the UK government, the report provides summaries of work conducted by our offices in Sydney, New York, and Singapore.