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- 25th Nov 2020
Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users
People cannot meaningfully shape their relationships with the digital technologies that underpin their lives. This leads to imbalanced relationships between people and online services, and leaves users feeling disempowered and resigned to let platforms do as they please with their data.
- 24th Nov 2020
Making gambling safer: improving the uptake and design of tools to help people control their gambling
In 2017, the Behavioural Insights Team was commissioned by GambleAware to explore whether behavioural science could help to reduce risky gambling. We set out on a wide range of research activities to investigate the topic, such as literature reviews, data analysis and behavioural audits of online operators.
- 5th May 2020
The perception of fairness of algorithms and proxy information in financial services
We partnered with the the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to investigate how people respond to the use of algorithms in personal finances.
- 3rd Apr 2019
‘Nudge’, the landmark book by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, turned ten this year. Shortly after its publication, public sector experiments started to prove the concept at scale: adding social norms to tax letters and using defaults to get more people saving for retirement, for example. These first generation nudges…
- 19th Dec 2018
How can we end the Loyalty Penalty?
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has this week recommended 8 reforms to tackle the loyalty penalty across five essential markets – savings accounts, home insurance, broadband, mobile, and mortgages – in response to the ‘super-complaint’ Citizens Advice submitted on this issue. Here are our recommendations.
- 30th Jun 2017
The world’s behavioural experts descend on Singapore for BX2017
Over the last couple of days, the Singaporean government hosted 400 practitioners from government, academia and business for the 4th Behavioural Exchange (BX) conference. The aim of the annual conference is to showcase the best examples from around the world of applying behavioural science to public policy. We have picked…
- 21st Jun 2017
Applying behavioural insights in Asia’s city state
We set up BIT Singapore nine months ago to continue our mission to deliver rigorous social impact across the world. Singapore’s Public Service is one of the most innovative and effective in the world. We have been fortunate enough to have experienced this first-hand in our joint work on financial…
- 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.
- 19th Aug 2016
Applying behavioural insights to the Rio Olympics
With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, we’ve taken some time to reflect on the behavioural insights that could be applied to this year’s games. What it means to an athlete to win a gold, silver or bronze medal; what factors might lead to a win; and the small…
- Academic publication
- 12th May 2016
Does the heart rule the head? Economic and emotional incentives for university attendance
Young people from low income families and in rural areas have been shown to be less likely to attend university than their wealthier counterparts, even with the same grades.