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  • Blog
  • 16th Sep 2021

Would you like friction with that?

If you’re reading this, you are no doubt familiar with nudges. But what about sludges?

  • Blog
  • 2nd Jun 2021

Can behavioural science facilitate frugal innovation?

Did you know that a fridge could be made from clay? Or that sawdust, coffee husks and macadamia shells could be turned into an efficient energy source? These are examples of frugal innovations which are ”faster, better and cheaper solutions for more people that employ minimal resources”. Such innovations started…

  • Blog
  • 17th May 2021

A rush on the high street? How narratives will shape the economic recovery

Narratives are stories that spread through society and help us make sense of the world around us. Economic narratives may include stories about what’s going on in the economy, the role of government, and what other consumers and businesses are doing. Some economic narratives you may have heard on the…

  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 29th Jun 2020

Life after lockdown: A strong & sustainable economic recovery

As our current economic lockdowns ease we have a unique opportunity to take a fresh start so we have strong and sustainable recoveries

  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Report
  • 8th Oct 2019

Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy

Our new report, ‘Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy’, provides a guide to policymakers on how behavioural insights can make business policy more effective. We set out lessons from first generation interventions to improve take-up and engagement among firms. Our accompanying practitioners’ toolkit includes guidance, tips and resources.…

  • Blog
  • 8th Oct 2019

Giving behavioural insights and business policy a firm nudge

In the long run, improving  productivity is the most important way of raising the standard of living for a country’s citizens.

  • Blog
  • 4th Sep 2019

The Story of Narratives

Professor Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize-winning economist joins us at the Behavioural Exchange Conference tomorrow. His latest work on narrative economics shows how stories and narratives are inherent to the human experience. We think they could be better understood and deployed in public policy.

  • Academic publication
  • 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…