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- 3rd May 2018
Inflated expectations? Our research on how to ask people about inflation
New results published in the Singapore Macroeconomic Review Central banks around the world want to know how people expect prices to change. Why does it matter? Suppose I want a new television. If I expect the price of that TV will be higher next year, I might choose to buy…
- 24th Jan 2019
The Behavioural Insights Team Annual Update Report 2017-18
Latest results from the team, covering issues from healthcare to humanitarian aid.
- 23rd Jul 2019
Singapore super-medics, notes from Down Under, and getting ready for a new PM
Our work with premiers past and present, around the world.
- 2nd Oct 2019
A partnership to reduce social security arrears
One of the most cost-effective ways of scaling the use of behavioural insights (BI) around the world is by building BI capacity. BIT does this by running projects in close collaboration with partner organisations.
- 10th Feb 2021
Seeing is believing, even through a screen.
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science it is worth remembering that ‘seeing is believing’ - a principle Iris Bohnet highlights in her book What Works: Gender Equality by Design. When we have a preconceived idea that a career is dominated by men, seeing a real-world example…
- 19th Aug 2021
The good kind of null? Training village doctors in Bangladesh to fight COVID-19
“Village doctors” are the primary healthcare providers for many Bangladeshis, but their qualifications and expertise can vary considerably. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the role of village doctors has expanded to pandemic preventers and the advice they provide has become a matter of public health. With that in…
- 24th Nov 2021
Measuring biases in Malaysians' financial behaviours
We wanted to examine the financial behaviours of Malaysians and find out whether these are affected by some classic cognitive biases.
- 11th Mar 2022
How can we encourage migrant domestic workers to seek help? We asked them!
Incidents of abuse and harassment at workplaces are difficult to catch even when they happen in public places such as an office. When one lives with their employer as Migrant Domestic Workers do in Singapore, the risk that abuse goes undetected is compounded. We partnered with two non-governmental organisations (NGOs),…
- 29th Apr 2022
How can we encourage migrant domestic workers to seek help? Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog post series, we talked about the behavioural barriers that migrant domestic workers (MDWs) face when deciding whether and how to seek help, and the prototypes that we designed to address these barriers. If you had voted in the poll in our last blog post,…
- 1st Sep 2022
Saving the elephants with behavioural insights
Valued at approx £15 billion annually, illegal wildlife trade is the 4th biggest international illegal activity after drugs, illegal arms dealing, and human trafficking. Influencing consumer demand is core in tackling illegal wildlife trade. However, there are gaps in existing literature about what works to reduce consumer motivation and demand.…