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  • Blog
  • 19th Mar 2024

We need to talk about behaviour change and climate

Fresh from the Chatham House Energy Transition Conference, Toby Park, our Head of Energy, Transport and Sustainability Policy at the Behavioural Insights Team, sat down with Professor Felix Creutzig (lead author of the IPCC on demand), Dr Christina Demski (Deputy Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation)…

  • Working paper
  • 18th Mar 2024

The Shrouded Economy

Executive summary Across the economy, consumers struggle to tell the difference between good and bad products. Critical information, from price to quality, is either missing, hard to access, or hard to compare. The markets are ‘shrouded’. This has obvious costs for consumers, but the effects on the economy run much…

  • Press release
  • 18th Mar 2024

UK GDP held back by hidden information on price and quality

A lack of available information that could help consumers and businesses compare quality and price when buying goods or services is costing the UK economy around £14 billion in revenue, new research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) finds.

  • Blog
  • 13th Mar 2024

Growth Vouchers: Introducing Randomised Control Trials to Government Policy

The Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE recently published the results of a randomised control trial to evaluate the impact of business Growth Vouchers. BIT was involved in the design of this trial from the very beginning and here we reflect on the importance of RCTs, why this one…

  • Blog
  • 5th Mar 2024

I Know It Like The Back of My Hand: How overconfident are we really?

How well do any of us actually know the back of our own hands? And by implication, what does this tell us about other things we think we know?

  • Blog
  • 29th Feb 2024

Should we ban mobile phones in schools?

Policy moves need to be informed by HOW phones distract young people as well as the messy reality of trying to implement blanket bans in the classroom.

  • Report
  • 16th Feb 2024

Gambling management tool survey results

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents findings from a survey looking at individuals’ who gamble opinions towards gambling management tools (deposit limits, reality checks, self exclusion etc).

  • Blog
  • 12th Feb 2024

BIT’s Roadmap for AI & BI

At BIT we’re thinking hard about how we should be using artificial intelligence (AI).  We’re not worried that it’ll do us out of business, not yet at least. Rather, we’re excited about the potential to dramatically increase the scale, efficiency and effectiveness of applied behavioural science.

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2024

Homicides and mental health: understanding systemic patterns

Getting and understanding the right data to help prevent homicides in the future

  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2024

Social media and youth violence: Acknowledging the complexity

In a guest blog for the Ending Youth Violence Lab authors of Against Youth Violence: A Social Harm Perspective Luke Billingham and Keir Irwin-Rogers discuss the need for a comprehensive and nuanced examination of the link between social media and youth violence. This blog, published on Safer Internet Day, sets…