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  • Press release
  • 28th Nov 2022

The Behavioral Insights Team appoints new US Board Chair and member

Professor Cristina Bicchieri appointed Board member and Corey Arnez Griffin’s elevated to Board Chair of BIT US

  • Blog
  • 16th Nov 2022

Helping users shape their digital world

Who should make decisions regarding governance of a social media platform that connects billions of people?

  • Blog
  • 10th Nov 2022

Moving behavioral science beyond the nudge (and into the private sector)

“Do nudges work?” This question has recently sparked a great deal of discussion and angst in the behavioral science community.  The controversy was ignited by a meta-analysis suggesting that intervention effects were limited after corrections for publication bias were taken into account. While we can disagree about the implications of…

  • Blog
  • 7th Nov 2022

Deliberative democracy in action

Deliberative democracy approaches can enable social media users to discuss, negotiate and reach collective views on difficult decisions that shape their own experiences online

  • Blog
  • 23rd Sep 2022

People don’t know what to do in extreme heat

Now is the best time to prepare for next summer’s extreme heat.

  • Blog
  • 20th Sep 2022

How can citizens shape the future of social media platforms?

An everyday genius of humans is that we collaborate and cooperate to get things done. We share with others our thoughts and values, and they in turn share, support, and challenge. However, this process can also create the conditions for offence, misunderstanding and conflict. Nowhere do we see this more…

  • Blog
  • 17th Aug 2022

Getting the most out of the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate funding with behavioral insights

The US has just passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030. Its $369 billion of provisions for climate programs will affect our planet—and our lives—for years to come. Therefore, it’s critical to get the design and rollout  of these initiatives right.

  • Blog
  • 12th Jul 2022

Reframing Sustainability Through a Behavioral Lens

Sustainability is a broad and complex issue encompassing everything from global warming to manufacturing processes. So it’s easy to feel unqualified to speak or too overwhelmed to know where to start. Feeling this way is known as choice overload in behavioral science, and it alone can lead to inaction.

  • Blog
  • 20th Jun 2022

How can governments increase program uptake?

A government designs a great service or program to support its residents. Although many people qualify, the program receives just a few applications. How can we increase uptake? While traditional marketing can sometimes raise awareness of programs and services, encouraging people to make use of them may involve a series…

  • Blog
  • 17th Jun 2022

Applying behavioral insights to early childhood education

Increasing economic mobility is a complex challenge for cities. Many factors have an effect. Employment, housing, and health care are just a few. While these areas are critical, cities should also start addressing economic mobility barriers as early as preschool.