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  • In the Media: January 2014

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Thursday January 9th, 2014

    Behavioural economics in the news.

  • Transforming the Public Service Using Behavioural Insights

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Wednesday December 11th, 2013

    There has been a lot of research in to the way that BI can improve policies, service delivery and government interactions with customers; however, a recent report by the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto has looked at how BI can be turned inward – on the public service itself.

  • In the News: December 2013

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Tuesday December 10th, 2013

    In “Would You Hold the Mayo if the Receipt Suggested It?” Cass Sunstein (co-author of Nudge) writes about an interesting initiative developed by US company SmartReceipt to promote healthy food choices.

  • In the news: September 2013

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Thursday September 26th, 2013

    With more than 400,000 students dropping out of university each year in the US, some colleges and companies have begun incorporating nudges in order to encourage students to stay on track with their studies and succeed at university.

  • White House sets up ‘nudge unit’

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Monday September 2nd, 2013

    We are excited to hear that the White House is setting up a Social and Behavioral Science Team, headed by Maya Shankar, that will use lessons from psychology and behavioural economics in the design of public policy.

  • In the Media: April 2013

    Posted by Behavioural Insights Unit on Thursday April 18th, 2013

    Behavioural economics in the news.