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BIT to partner with US cities through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Initiative

New partnership will help to launch US operations for BIT The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has entered into a three-year partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies on its new What Works Cities initiative. The $42 million project endeavors to build on existing innovation at the city-level by helping mayors and local leaders use data and evidence to […]

April 20, 2015


Harvard conference

On the 21 and 22 October, Harvard’s Behavioural Insights Group hosted a two day conference on “Lessons from the front lines of global policy”. The event, which was funded through the joint BIT/BIG Sloan Foundation grant, featured talks from leading Harvard Academics and practitioners from around the world. Highlights of the conference included: Professor Michael […]

October 30, 2014


Press release: new $1m partnership between the Behavioural Insights Team and Harvard

Press release: new $1m partnership between the Behavioural Insights Team and Harvard A new partnership has been established by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) in the UK and the Behavioural Insights Group (BIG) at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The partnership is supported by a grant from the Sloan […]

August 7, 2014


Partners in Washington to build on BIT work

Over the past week or two there has been lots of coverage of a new team in the White House that will look to apply lessons from behavioural sciene to public policy. The US team will be headed by Maya Shankar, who met members of BIT in Washington to discuss how we will exchange ideas and share research – a […]

August 8, 2013


Ideas and results from Harvard, part II

In this post, we share our discussions at Harvard that we list under the second word in the simple mnemonic, EAST (Easy, Attractive, Social, Timely). EAST is the framework the Behavioural Insights Team uses to apply insights from behavioural science to public policy making. A is for ATTRACTIVE Curiosity can be a powerful motive. Leslie […]

December 3, 2012


Ideas and results from Harvard, part IV

In this post, we share our discussions from Harvard listed under the fourth part of our simple mnemonic, EAST (Easy, Attractive, Social, Timely). T is for TIMELY Shop next week for healthier choices. A continued theme in Max Bazerman’s work is around people’s tendency to make more ‘rational’ decisions for the future when not acting […]

December 3, 2012