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  • Blog
  • 24th Nov 2021

Measuring biases in Malaysians' financial behaviours

We wanted to examine the financial behaviours of Malaysians and find out whether these are affected by some classic cognitive biases.

  • Blog
  • 11th Nov 2021

Money Talk - more than a penny for your thoughts

Historically, not mentioning money has been an age-old rule that has guided British social interactions. However, this social norm may do more harm than good.

  • Academic publication
  • 1st Nov 2021

Persisting effects of social norm feedback letters in reducing household electricity usage in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

In a large-scale randomized field experiment in Chisinau, Moldova, with over 120,000 households, we tested the influence of a simple, one-time letter presenting electricity-usage social comparison feedback.

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Louis Shaw

Louis is part of the research team at BIT, working primarily with the Gambling Policy and Research Unit (GPRU). He is mostly involved in the design and evaluation of behavioural interventions with gambling operators and banking firms to reduce gambling-related harms. Prior to joining BIT, Louis studied the MPhil in…

  • Academic publication
  • 25th Sep 2021

I don’t get it, but I like it: Detailed pricing information increases confidence, but decreases quality of decision making

In collaboration with an energy regulator, we tested five versions of a potential Basic Plan Information Documents (BPID) for energy plans in an incentivized online framed field experiment.

  • 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
  • 15th Sep 2021

Behavioural Insights Team launches Gambling Policy & Research Unit 🎲

Today, BIT launches the Gambling Policy & Research Unit, a dedicated team of specialists with a mandate to develop and rigorously test methods and approaches to significantly reduce gambling harms. The UK is already the largest regulated gambling market in the world. Our vision for the Gambling Policy & Research…

  • Press release
  • 15th Sep 2021

Behavioural Insights Team launches Gambling Policy & Research Unit

The Gambling Policy & Research Unit is a dedicated team of specialists with a mandate to develop and rigorously test methods and approaches that will significantly reduce harms in the UK’s £14 billion gambling market

  • Blog
  • 1st Sep 2021

Shouting into the void: The importance of engagement for safety messaging in the gig economy

In this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen the rise of a new hero: the food delivery worker (FDW). FDWs brave the streets and keep us well fed from our local restaurants as we move in and out of lockdowns. But the work of an FDW can be dangerous, and until…

  • Report
  • 18th Aug 2021

Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users

We worked with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to explore and demonstrate how to create ‘active' choices; choices where individual users are empowered to better control how they use digital products and services, and have a clear in the understanding of the consequences.