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Applying BI to get Trainee Teachers to Rural and Remote NSW

11 September 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

We partnered with the NSW Department of Education to apply BI to attract trainee teachers to apply for professional experience placements in rural and remote NSW.

Pushing the Frontiers of Behavioural Insights - Behavioural Exchange 2018

30 July 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

On 25 and 26 June 2018, Sydney played host to the International Behavioural Exchange Conference (BX2018) in Sydney. We reflect on how we will apply the key lessons arising from the conference

How to Increase Voluntary Participation in Programs Using Behavioural Insights

11 July 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

We used behavioural insights to identify the best way to engage people who are at high-risk of reoffending to voluntarily join behaviour change or other support programs.

Applying Behavioural Insights to Emergency Decision-Making

3 July 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Behavioural insights can help address emergency decision-making to support NSW agencies and policy-makers reduce fatalities in the community. We look at the issue of driving through floodwater.

2018 BIU Report - Available now!

28 May 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Check out the latest trial results from the BIU in our 2018 report.

BX 2018 is coming to Sydney

17 April 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

BX2018 is coming to Sydney, 25 - 26 June 2018, featuring BI experts from across the globe.

Highlights from the Community of Practice event – Spotlight on Health

22 March 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

The Behavioural Insights Unit’s Community of Practice (CoP) event on 4 December showcased the work on health that we’ve done in the past year with our partner organisations.

IWD 2018: Addressing gender bias with BI

8 March 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is ‘Press for Progress’. It is an important day to mark the progress towards gender equality around the world. And in NSW we have made progress.

Community of Practice: In Conversation with David Halpern

22 January 2018NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

On Wednesday 22 November, the BIU Community of Practice hosted a panel discussion for senior public servants.

BIU meets with Dan Ariely

22 December 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

BIU met with Professor Dan Ariely during his recent visit to Sydney. Professor Ariely’s research interests intersect with BIU, particularly in the areas of health, finance and morality.

A bite-sized experience of the Big Apple

20 December 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

I travelled with our Executive Director for the FACS and Innovation Branch to New York City to attend the Behavioural Science and Policy Association (BSPA) conference on 19 September 2017.

BIU trial featured in the Harvard Business Review

17 November 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

A BIU trial about flexible work was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review.

BIU finalists in 2017 Premier Awards

2 November 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

The 2017 Premier’s Awards included twelve categories to showcase achievements and progress towards the NSW Premier’s priorities.

Thaler wins Nobel Prize for behavioural economics

11 October 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Yesterday, the Nobel Committee announced that the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (commonly referred to as the Nobel prize for economics) has been awarded to Richard Thaler.

Community of Practice: Applying BI to organisations

4 September 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

In their recent report on the global state of BI, the OECD highlighted how BI has mainly been used to change the behaviour of individual people, such as getting them to pay their fines and taxes or turn up to medical appointments on time. By contrast, there has been less work on applying BI to change the behaviour of organisations.

Using economic experiments in behavioural insights

9 August 2017NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

So you have a great idea about how you could change people’s behaviour. You want to go ahead and test your idea out, but you don’t know if people will respond to the intervention, or if it will have the impact you hope. Rather than going ahead and investing heavily in a field trial, you could use an economic experiment to test your idea first.