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  • Blog
  • 15th Apr 2019

Tackling online harms and manipulations: download our new paper

Most of us will spend at least half of our free time over the next year looking at screens

  • Report
  • 15th Apr 2019

The behavioural science of online harm and manipulation, and what to do about it

An exploratory paper to spark ideas and debate

  • Blog
  • 28th May 2019

Your job will soon be automated - now work harder

If you’ve been in an airport recently, you may have noticed new signs promoting future self-boarding technology. Goodbye, it seems, to checking your ticket with a person at the boarding gate.

  • Report
  • 3rd Jul 2019

Increasing uptake of digital services at Companies House

Companies House manages over 30,000 customer transactions every day. It is essential that it can provide an efficient service and meet increasing demands on its resources. As part of its goal to reduce costs, save time and increase data integrity, Companies House has a strategic aim to become an entirely…

  • Blog
  • 3rd Jul 2019

Can behavioural insights help businesses adopt new technologies and management practices?

With our partners, we are now building a much needed evidence base on the use of nudges aimed at groups of people, or more specifically, businesses. We believe the success of behavioural insights for individuals can be replicated to help businesses achieve their goals.

  • 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…

  • Academic publication
  • 27th Aug 2019

Behavioural insight and the labour market: evidence from a pilot study and a large stepped-wedge controlled trial

In this article, we describe two experiments measuring the impact of a collection of interventions informed by behavioural sciences to reduce unemployment. In a small-scale pilot study (n = 2,383) run in partnership with a Jobcentre in the UK, we found that small changes to the way jobseekers interacted with employment…

  • Blog
  • 28th Aug 2019

Helping people back into work and helping others take up the mantle

Today sees the publication of a peer reviewed paper in the Journal of Public Policy outlining the interventions that we tested in Essex which involved the development of new way of conceiving the job-search process. 

  • Report
  • 28th Aug 2019

Evaluating Leadership and Management Programmes

Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face a number of constraints to growth. Studies highlight the difficulty of accessing credit, fragmented markets, poor management practices, lack of infrastructure and an uncertain regulatory environment. Addressing barriers such as these could contribute to growth, productivity and job creation across SSA. CDC Group plc…

  • Blog
  • 29th Aug 2019

Your training programme isn’t working - here’s how to make sure it does

More than £200bn is spent globally on learning and development every year. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate workers sit through millions of hours of training on the latest management fad or tips on how to grow their business.  Yet does any of it actually work? Do the behaviours of…