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- 21st Mar 2018
The impact of improved transparency of foreign money transfers for consumers and SMEs
- 16th Oct 2017
Helping everyone reach their potential: new education results
A successful education system is one in which everyone is helped to reach their potential. Behavioural science can help us better understand and tackle the barriers that people of all ages face, regardless of the route they choose to pursue. Today we are sharing with you two results that demonstrate…
- 22nd Jun 2017
Behavioural Insights for Education: A practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders
Yesterday, at the Telegraph Festival for Education here in the UK, we released our most recent publication, Behavioural Insights for Education - a practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders. We’ve had the privilege of working with Pearson Education on this publication and are really excited to get this into…
- Academic publication
- 20th Apr 2017
Using text reminders to increase attendance and attainment: Evidence from a field experiment
In a large-scale field experiment, we use text message reminders to increase student attendance and attainment within UK government-sponsored literacy and numeracy programs for adults.
- 9th Jun 2016
Talking grit with Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Behavioural Insights Team collaborator, was in London recently promoting her new book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”. BIT have taken inspiration from Angela’s work over the past few years and have previously used the concept of grit to…
- 28th Jul 2015
Reducing college dropouts
In the last chapter of his latest book Misbehaving, Richard Thaler writes that education is an area ripe for the application of behavioural science and is already a “good example of a domain where field experiments run by economists are having an impact”. Like Richard, the BIT is excited by…
- Academic publication
- 13th Feb 2015
Curbing Adult Student Attrition: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Roughly 20% of adults in the OECD lack basic numeracy and literacy skills. In the UK, many colleges offer fully government subsidized adult education programs to improve these skills.