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  • Academic publication
  • 1st Nov 2021

Persisting effects of social norm feedback letters in reducing household electricity usage in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

In a large-scale randomized field experiment in Chisinau, Moldova, with over 120,000 households, we tested the influence of a simple, one-time letter presenting electricity-usage social comparison feedback.

  • Academic publication
  • 4th Oct 2021

The EmpaTeach intervention for reducing physical violence from teachers to students in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

We tested whether the EmpaTeach intervention could reduce physical violence from teachers to students in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania.

  • Academic publication
  • 25th Sep 2021

I don’t get it, but I like it: Detailed pricing information increases confidence, but decreases quality of decision making

In collaboration with an energy regulator, we tested five versions of a potential Basic Plan Information Documents (BPID) for energy plans in an incentivized online framed field experiment.

  • Blog
  • 16th Sep 2021

Would you like friction with that?

If you’re reading this, you are no doubt familiar with nudges. But what about sludges?

  • Blog
  • 9th Sep 2021

More than a moment: BIT’s dedication to improving wellbeing

The field of wellbeing represents a classical behavioral "failure", with people misperceiving the choices that will increase their happiness and wellbeing

  • Blog
  • 8th Sep 2021

Learning About Culture: The importance of arts-based learning, the limits of what we know about it, and the challenges of evaluating it

There is little doubt about the importance of arts and culture to the education and upbringing of young people. Arts-based education gives young people an important means of creative expression and “arts for arts’ sake” is the best argument for having arts-based education in schools

  • Blog
  • 7th Sep 2021

Britain Connects: reducing political polarisation and fostering dialogue during national lockdown

When political views become political identities, we see people who agree with us in a positive light - intelligent, selfless and open minded, and people who disagree with us as the opposite.

  • Blog
  • 1st Sep 2021

Shouting into the void: The importance of engagement for safety messaging in the gig economy

In this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen the rise of a new hero: the food delivery worker (FDW). FDWs brave the streets and keep us well fed from our local restaurants as we move in and out of lockdowns. But the work of an FDW can be dangerous, and until…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 15th Dec 2020

Unconscious bias and diversity training – the evidence

The corporate buzzwords of the moment: unconscious bias and diversity training. These training programmes have been introduced to organisations across the world over decades, with high hopes that they will make workplaces more inclusive. In the US alone, companies spend $8billion a year on diversity training. But do they work? This…