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Dr Michael Hallsworth

Managing Director, BIT North America

Dr Michael Hallsworth is Managing Director of BIT North America. Before his current role, Michael led BIT’s global work on health and tax for five years. Michael was previously a Senior Policy Advisor in the Cabinet Office of the UK government and has in-depth experience of both policy development and service delivery for national governments and international organizations. Michael has also been a leading figure in developing the field of applying behavioral science to government, having authored several influential frameworks such as EAST, Behavioral Government, and the MINDSPACE report (which has been cited more than 800 times to date). His work has been published in, among others, The Lancet, the Journal of Public Economics, and Nature Human Behaviour. Michael has a PhD in behavioral economics from Imperial College London (where he was an Honorary Lecturer), and a First Class MA and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. He also won a UK Civil Service Award for running large-scale randomized controlled trials applying behavioral economics to increase tax collection.