The team

Michael Hallsworth

Principal Advisor & Head, Health & Tax

Michael leads the Behavioural Insights Team’s work on health and tax. He currently manages a long-term programme of work with Public Health England. He also leads the team’s work on tax, having previously run a series of large-scale randomised controlled trials to improve tax compliance at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. He co-authored the MINDSPACE and EAST reports on applying behavioural science to public policy, and is turning his taxation findings into a PhD at Imperial College, London. He has worked on a variety of policy issues for the Institute for Government and the RAND Corporation, and has published in the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Health Research Policy & Systems, and the World Economic Forum.

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