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  • Blog
  • 16th Nov 2022

Helping users shape their digital world

Who should make decisions regarding governance of a social media platform that connects billions of people?

  • Blog
  • 7th Nov 2022

Deliberative democracy in action

Deliberative democracy approaches can enable social media users to discuss, negotiate and reach collective views on difficult decisions that shape their own experiences online

  • Blog
  • 20th Sep 2022

How can citizens shape the future of social media platforms?

An everyday genius of humans is that we collaborate and cooperate to get things done. We share with others our thoughts and values, and they in turn share, support, and challenge. However, this process can also create the conditions for offence, misunderstanding and conflict. Nowhere do we see this more…

  • Blog
  • 24th Aug 2022

Supporting households through the cost of living crisis

Inflation is running at a 40 year high and the Bank of England forecasts that the UK will enter a recession by the end of the year. Many people across the country are facing enormous pressure, which is only mounting. Tackling this will be a huge policy challenge over the…

  • Blog
  • 14th Feb 2022

Tinder Swindling: A darker side to Valentine’s Day

Many of us grew up with Hollywood-style dreams of how we might meet our partner - whether that be a chance encounter in a bar, on a long plane journey, or fighting over the last apple in the supermarket. In reality, however, more of us are turning to the internet…

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2022

Safer Internet Day: 5 behavioural projects to improve online safety

Today is Safer Internet Day, a day used to campaign for all stakeholders to ‘make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.’ In this blog we outline why online platforms are so adept at influencing human behaviour and showcase five projects…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Feb 2022

Five behavioural challenges and opportunities for 2022

In 2021, we saw the reach and impact of behavioural science continue to extend. From the UN hosting its first behavioural science week and declaring behavioural science as a “critical tool to progress on its mandate” to the publication of the final edition of Thaler and Sunstein’s classic book Nudge.…

  • Blog
  • 27th Oct 2021

Podcast: Can we nudge to net zero?

In the first of a two-part climate change special, BIT’s Lis Costa sits down with Nobel Prize Winner Professor Richard Thaler, Cambridge University’s Lucia A. Reisch and BIT CEO and founder Professor David Halpern to answer one big question ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference: Can we Nudge to Net Zero?

  • Blog
  • 14th Dec 2020

Automatic switching: a win for consumers and behavioural public policy

I doubt any of us would say no to a £300 windfall. Indeed, most of us would be thrilled! It could cover the Christmas shopping, pay a chunk off your credit card bill or simply boost your rainy day savings fund. The good news is that the typical UK household…

  • Report
  • 26th Nov 2020

The Behavioural Economy

A new 10-point manifesto published by The Behavioural Insights Team which sets out a clear roadmap for how governments, regulators and central banks can start using powerful behavioural levers and nudges available to economic policy makers that have the potential to deliver real positive change.