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- 10th Nov 2021
Increasing court attendance in New Zealand with behavioural science
When defendants miss a court appointment, many things can happen. Most of these are bad.
- 22nd Oct 2021
Podcast: Antibiotic resistance, health inequality and the replication crisis
On Christmas Eve December 2020, the World Health Organisation named Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and health inequities as 2 of the 10 global health threats to track in 2021
- 30th Jul 2021
What’s in a leaderboard?
In the last week, you may have found that a leaderboard has become an unexpected addition to your morning routine. Every morning you now wake up, pick up your phone and check where your country sits on the Olympic medal table. Although they look simple, leaderboards can have a big…
- 15th Jun 2021
Making Markets Better
The economic shocks of COVID-19 have both highlighted the need for, and presented the opportunity to, rethink markets and market policies. Drawing on the work of our The Behavioural Economy report, Making Markets Better explores how we can revolutionise markets through a behavioural lens and evidence-based strategies, in order to…
- 30th Apr 2021
How can we encourage institutional investors to make climate friendly decisions?
To combat climate change, US$90 trillion is needed in sustainable investments by 2030. However markets aren’t moving fast enough. The Paris Climate Agreement calls out the role of the finance industry in boosting green innovation and low carbon industries. The question remains however, as to whether shifting to more sustainable…
- 22nd Oct 2020
Reducing antibiotic overuse without worsening health inequities
COVID-19 has drawn the world’s attention, however, AMR was named as one of the top ten threats to global health by the World Health Organisation in 2019. The problem of AMR is not going away and urgent action is needed, with a recent report warning that 10 million people could…
- 13th Oct 2020
How can we support physical distancing in the office?
To understand how to best support physical distancing in workplaces, we partnered with a large Australian bank and Professor Robert Slonim to undertake some rapid research. This formed part of a broader objective for the bank to become a COVID-safe workplace, and to find creative ways to help their employees…
- 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.
- Academic publication
- 27th Aug 2019
Behavioural insight and the labour market: evidence from a pilot study and a large stepped-wedge controlled trial
In this article, we describe two experiments measuring the impact of a collection of interventions informed by behavioural sciences to reduce unemployment. In a small-scale pilot study (n = 2,383) run in partnership with a Jobcentre in the UK, we found that small changes to the way jobseekers interacted with employment…
- 3rd Jul 2018
Antimicrobial Resistance and BI - What’s Next?
In their book “Super-bugs, the arms race against bacteria”, William Hall and colleagues highlight that an estimated 1.5 million deaths a year are attributable to drug resistant bugs caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). They describe AMR as “a truly global problem that has the potential to affect every person on…