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Congratulations to Richard Thaler, winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in economics

This morning it was announced that the 2017 Bank of Sweden Prize for Economics in memory of Alfred Nobel (also known as the Nobel prize in economics), has been awarded to BIT’s long-time friend and colleague Richard Thaler. We are totally delighted for him, and for the field. Richard is the third behavioural scientist to win […]

October 9, 2017

New roles in London and New York: General Manager and Gender and Behavioural Insights Programme Manager

We’re pleased to advertise two new roles in our London and New York offices: Gender and Behavioural Insights Programme Manager, London The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for a great team member to join us as a Programme Manager in our London office. We are about to start an exciting programme of work for […]

September 29, 2017

Director of Strategy and Implementation – new senior recruitment at BIT

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking to appoint a Director of Strategy and Implementation, reporting to the Chief Executive of BIT, Dr David Halpern. The Director of Strategy and Implementation will be responsible for implementing BIT’s overall business strategy, and in particular for leading cross-cutting work and coordinating our UK programme of work. This is […]

September 26, 2017

How to nudge yourself: Think Small now in audiobook

We wrote Think Small because we recognised that many of the core ideas used by the Behavioural Insights Team to develop public policy could be used by all of us to achieve our personal and work goals. Think Small is a framework that sets out seven steps that any of us can take to achieve […]

September 26, 2017

Britain’s census matters. Can we boost participation and save money?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) plays a vital role in British life. Without ONS statistics, government and local authorities would not be able to calculate or understand inflation, immigration, or employment reliably, nor could government design and implement effective policies to manage those issues. Statistics determine how public funds are allocated and spent in […]

September 13, 2017

We’re hiring in London: Research Advisor and Associate Research Advisor

We’re pleased to advertise two new roles in our London office: Research Advisor, London The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is recruiting one or more Research Advisors, who will support the Chief Scientist and the Head of Research Programmes to work across a range of projects. The successful candidate will support the design and implementation of trials to […]

September 8, 2017

When’s the right time to get people giving?

A lot of the behavioural biases that prevent us from achieving our goals have to do with time. We lament not having enough time to get everything done, and then spend hours binge-watching cooking shows. We all have that important task – like applying to university, or filling in our taxes, signing up for our […]

September 4, 2017

Join our London team: we’re hiring an Associate Advisor on health and social care

The Behavioural Insights Team is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as an Associate Advisor in our Health team in London. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects applying behavioural insights to solve policy problems. The role is likely to include working on projects that aim to improve the way that health and […]

August 31, 2017

Using behavioral insights to support early child development in the Syria response

We are living in a time when more families have been forced from their homes by conflict and crisis than at any other time since World War II. The most vulnerable among these are children. Refugee children are often deprived of educational opportunities, some are separated from their families, and all are affected by their […]

August 25, 2017

Rethinking public health using behavioural science

How could – and should – findings from behavioural science make us approach public health differently? This week, BIT offered a provocative answer to this question in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. It was also a question addressed by over 100 academics and practitioners at a recent workshop organised by BIT and Harvard’s Behavioral Insights […]

August 23, 2017