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  • Report
  • 20th Mar 2020

#JustSaveIt - Encouraging Usage of Agent-Based Bank Accounts to Improve Financial Inclusion

We partnered with UN Pulse Lab Jakarta and the Secretariat of the Indonesian National Council for Financial Inclusion to increase financial inclusion in Indonesia. For true financial inclusion to occur, financial services such as bank accounts need to be useful and accessible to people who own them. While 56% of…

  • Blog
  • 13th Feb 2020

The world in simulation - building evidence using an online laboratory

As a reader of our blog, chances are that you’ve heard of Daniel Kahneman. An Israeli economist and author, Kahneman was awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 for his seminal work, Thinking Fast and Slow, which explored human decision making from the prism of economics. Who you may be less…

  • Blog
  • 17th Jan 2020

Increasing economic mobility in US cities

Earlier this year, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group launched a new program to increase economic mobility in a number of US cities. This program is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, which helps local governments improve residents' lives by using data…

  • Blog
  • 19th Dec 2019

How many people really understand inflation and interest rates?

BIT and the Bank of England have been working on how to improve public trust in and understanding of the Bank’s activities.

  • Blog
  • 4th Nov 2019

Beyond disclosure

This month, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) published their report calling time on disclosures.This leaves us with a hard question: if disclosure isn’t enough, where should financial regulators look next?

  • Blog
  • 17th Sep 2019

Improving investment fee disclosures through behavioural insights

If you are an investor, do you know how much your investment dealer receives in fees for the services they provide to you? If not, you are certainly not alone.

  • Blog
  • 16th Sep 2019

The behavioural science community gathers in London

It’s nearly ten years since BIT was set up in No10 with the seemingly simple (but in reality daunting) aim of incorporating a better understanding of human behaviour into public policy, while also saving the government ten times our running costs.

  • Blog
  • 22nd Aug 2019

The importance of replication

If you’ve ever run a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), you know how exciting it is to find a solution that works.

  • Blog
  • 19th Aug 2019

Reducing household power usage during the hottest days of the year

On hot summer days, power usage in Australia skyrockets as households and businesses turn on their air conditioners. Energy usage can increase by over 45% on these days, particularly between 3pm and 6pm when both households and offices are running their air conditioning. The traditional approach to these peak-demand events…

  • Blog
  • 13th Aug 2019

Bringing consumers to the centre of consumer protection

Regulators are definitely getting smarter in their use of behavioural science and empirical methods, and lessons are being shared across the world. But are regulators still two steps behind commercial players, and particularly with respect to ‘market predators’?