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  • Policy proposal
  • 13th Apr 2011

Better choices: better deals, behavioural insights team paper

Better choices: better deals has been published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Behavioural Insights Team.

  • Blog
  • 14th Dec 2012

New BIT trial results: helping people back into work

The Behavioural Insights Team has been working with Job Centre Plus in Loughton, Essex, to help get people back into work. We ran a six month randomised controlled trial to test the impact of three changes we made to the existing Job Centre Plus system. The trial tested the difference…

  • Blog
  • 22nd Dec 2014

Results from BIT tax trial in Guatemala

Quizás recuerde haber leído una publicación en mayo que anunciaba el lanzamiento de nuestros primeros ensayos controlados aleatorios en América Latina, en asociación con el Banco Mundial. Ahora tenemos resultados. El ensayo probó cartas recordatorias rediseñadas para los contribuyentes guatemaltecos que no habían declarado su impuesto sobre la renta a…

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  • Blog
  • 28th Sep 2015

Using a lottery to incentivise voter registration

A lottery made people register faster, saving the local authority money, but did not change the overall rates of voter registration

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2016

How do you get gender equality? Design for it

Thinking hard about the environments in which we make decisions is as important has having the best of intentions

  • Blog
  • 22nd Mar 2016

Five factors for supporting people to take a more active role in health and wellbeing

Today we launch a report, as part of the Realising the Value consortium, that aims to show how people themselves can take more active roles in their own health and care. They, along with their communities, can create self-care routines which boost health and wellbeing. The potential value of this…

  • Report
  • 8th Jun 2016

Volviéndose global: Un nuevo reporte sobre cómo aplicar ciencias del comportamiento al ámbito de la salud.

Este reporte también está disponible en inglés Realizarse la prueba de diabetes puede ser molesto. La prueba más barata y eficaz requiere que las personas ayunen hasta 10 horas antes .Sumado a esto, si las personas carecen de síntomas, también pueden tener poca conciencia o motivación para hacerse la prueba…

  • Academic publication
  • 21st Jun 2016

Casting the Tax Net Wider: Experimental Evidence from Costa Rica

The majority of firms in developing countries are informal, and encouraging them to register with the tax authority has proven challenging and costly.

  • Blog
  • 20th Dec 2016

A Christmas Carol: inspiration for behavioural interventions?

Those familiar with Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will know that the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve comes about from an unusual, yet remarkably successful, behavioural intervention. Scrooge (a notorious miser) is visited by four ghosts over the course of one night who show him his past, present…

  • Academic publication
  • 23rd Mar 2017

Increasing social trust with an ice-breaking exercise – an RCT carried out with NCS participants

This paper reports the results of a small scale randomised controlled trial carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) and The Challenge, a charity that acts as a delivery organisation for NCS.