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  • Blog
  • 7th Jan 2021

REACH OUT: An employer’s guide to using behavioral insights in supporting staff mental health and wellbeing

The societal side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are harmful and wide-reaching. People are living through unprecedented unemployment, economic hardship, and startling increases in domestic and child abuse. As a result, these overlapping crises are taking a toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing. As such, we present a summary list…

  • Press release
  • 21st Oct 2020

The Behavioral Insights Team appoints three new Non-Executive Directors to its US Board

The Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) is very pleased to announce the appointments of April Chou, Corey Arnez Griffin and Cass Sunstein as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of its US organization.

  • Blog
  • 28th Aug 2020

Ciencias del comportamiento en los campos ganaderos de Argentina: reduciendo la tuberculosis bovina

¿Podrán poner en práctica lo que estamos dictando en este curso o sus apuntes terminarán en el fondo de un cajón? Si alguna vez tuviste que facilitar un taller o una capacitación seguramente esta pregunta te resulte familiar.  Motivados por nuestra misión de capacitar a nuestros aliados, BIT ha facilitado…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 28th Aug 2020

From a workshop to farms: reducing bovine tuberculosis in Argentina

Bovine tuberculosis results in a $7 million annual loss for Argentinian farmers, forces the country to throw away 19,000 kilos of meat every day and could have detrimental public health implications if not well managed. Here is how BIT applied behavioural science to tackle this challenging problem.

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 27th Jul 2020

Do nudges actually work?

Last year, we were sent a request that was intriguing, and a bit scary.  At BIT we spend a lot of time setting up Randomized Controlled Trials and other ways of evaluating impact reliably. We really care about finding out whether what we’re doing “works” - and where, when, and…

  • Press release
  • 27th Jul 2020

Results from nudge interventions are real and meaningful finds largest-ever independent analysis

A unique academic analysis published today shows that ‘nudge’ interventions are helping governments deliver better outcomes at low cost.  Dr Stefano DellaVigna and Dr Elizabeth Linos from University of California, Berkeley were allowed unprecedented access to data on interventions by two of the best-known nudge units in the world -…

  • Blog
  • 8th Jul 2020

Using behavioural insights to support low-wage workers

Prior to COVID-19, low wage workers—defined as those with incomes below $36,000 per year—were already in a precarious financial position. Now, data show that “95% of workers in low-income households have either been laid off as a result of the coronavirus (37%) or have seen a loss of income (58%).”…

  • Press release
  • 5th Jun 2020

BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those who mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We condemn white supremacy and the structural inequalities that subject Black people and other underserved communities to violence, and deprive them of resources and liberties. We stand against the…

  • Blog
  • 1st Apr 2020

Supporting employers and workers through the pandemic

While Covid-19 is primarily a public health issue, it also presents unprecedented challenges for both employers and workers. In this post, we set out additional suggestions for employers to support their workers during the main part of the crisis, based on behavioural insights. 

  • Blog
  • 17th Mar 2020

Covid-19: ¿Cómo promover los comportamientos adecuados para reducir la velocidad de contagio?

Nuestra recomendación es seguir las directrices de las autoridades sanitarias del país en que te encuentres. Nuestra especialidad no es la medicina o la epidemiología, sino las ciencias del comportamiento. Las ideas recogidas en este artículo van dirigidas a ayudar a los lectores a cumplir con las recomendaciones de las…