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- 8th Mar 2021
Who is more likely to apply for flexible jobs - men or women?
Women are twice as likely to work flexibly compared to men - with women with children being the most likely to make use of flexible work arrangements. Consequently, many assumptions are made about part-time and flexible roles. Part-time positions in particular have become conflated with an unhelpful and inaccurate stereotype…
- 26th Jun 2020
Effective information provision on smart home technology
The energy market is changing. Decarbonisation and the data revolution are driving the development of new products and services that may significantly changing the way consumers engage with their energy consumption. One result of these developments are complex products like smart battery storage. These are products that could interact with…
- 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.
- 13th Feb 2020
The world in simulation - building evidence using an online laboratory
As a reader of our blog, chances are that you’ve heard of Daniel Kahneman. An Israeli economist and author, Kahneman was awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 for his seminal work, Thinking Fast and Slow, which explored human decision making from the prism of economics. Who you may be less…
- 19th Dec 2019
How many people really understand inflation and interest rates?
BIT and the Bank of England have been working on how to improve public trust in and understanding of the Bank’s activities.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 7th Aug 2019
Enhancing central bank communications using simple and relatable information
Central bankers and the central banking literature are increasingly attuned to the importance of communications as a policy tool. However, less is known about how central bank communications should be drafted for maximal impact. Our paper contributes new insights in this regard. Using a large-scale online experiment with a sample…
- 18th Jul 2019
Improving consumer understanding of contractual terms and privacy policies: evidence-based actions for businesses
This guide is for all businesses who want to help their consumers better understand their T&C’s.
- 18th Jul 2019
Terms & Conditions Apply
Today we published our best practice guide on how to present contractual terms and privacy policies. Commissioned by BEIS, this guide is for all businesses who want to help their consumers better understand their T&Cs.