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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.

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.

Transforming the Public Service Using Behavioural Insights

11 December 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

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

10 December 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

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

26 September 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

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’

20 September 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

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

18 April 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Behavioural economics in the news.