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- 27th Jul 2014
House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee - Behaviour Change
The Behavioural Insights Team welcomes the recent letter from the House of Lords Select Committee, following up its 2011 report on Behaviour Change. We would like to highlight Lord Selbourne’s opening statement on BIT:"The work of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is to be commended. In particular, we are impressed…
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- 1st Mar 2014
The Behavioralist As Tax Collector: Using Natural Field Experiments to Enhance Tax Compliance
Tax collection problems date back to the earliest recorded history of mankind. This paper begins with a simple theoretical construct of paying (rather than declaring) taxes, which we argue has been an overlooked aspect of tax compliance.
- 17th Dec 2013
Paper of the week: using Post-It notes to increase survey responses
The paper we would like to highlight this week is a great example of how research can be transferred into practice. Garner (2005) tested the impact of attaching a Post-it note with a hand-written request to survey materials. The study found that the note roughly doubled response rates (76%, compared…