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- BIT Office
US - Washington, DC
BIT established the Washington DC office in early 2020 to focus on relationships with partners at all levels of the U.S. government. The office works with state and federal government agencies on issues varying from revenue collection to unemployment insurance. In addition, we partner with cities across the country to improve their public-facing programs and processes…
- Press release
- 21st Oct 2020
The Behavioral Insights Team appoints three new Non-Executive Directors to its US Board
The Behavioral Insights Team announces the appointments of April Chou, Corey Arnez Griffin and Cass Sunstein as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of its US organization.
- Press release
- 27th Jul 2020
Results from nudge interventions are real and meaningful finds largest-ever independent analysis
A unique academic analysis published today shows that ‘nudge’ interventions are helping governments deliver better outcomes at low cost. Dr Stefano DellaVigna and Dr Elizabeth Linos from University of California, Berkeley were allowed unprecedented access to data on interventions by two of the best-known nudge units in the world -…
- 8th Jul 2020
Using behavioural insights to support low-wage workers
Prior to COVID-19, low wage workers—defined as those with incomes below $36,000 per year—were already in a precarious financial position. Now, data show that “95% of workers in low-income households have either been laid off as a result of the coronavirus (37%) or have seen a loss of income (58%).”…
- 22nd Jun 2020
Using behavioral insights to combat PPE litter
Most Americans are now wearing face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (although political, regional, and racial differences remain). The rapid adoption of PPE is encouraging, but cities and businesses are now dealing with an unintended consequence: an increase in PPE litter.
- Press release
- 5th Jun 2020
BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those who mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We condemn white supremacy and the structural inequalities that subject Black people and other underserved communities to violence, and deprive them of resources and liberties. We stand against the…
- 17th Jan 2020
Increasing economic mobility in US cities
Earlier this year, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group launched a new program to increase economic mobility in a number of US cities. This program is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, which helps local governments improve residents' lives by using data…
- 20th Jun 2019
Creating opportunities for economic mobility in US cities
Integrating behavioural science into the heart of social programs
- 16th May 2019
How can more people live good, long lives?
Two new launches aim to tackle inequality and low life-expectancy in the UK
- Case study
- 24th Jan 2019
Promoting sustainable diets
One lifestyle choice in particular is now recognised as a major part of the problem: our food.