Inside The Nudge Unit

Inside The Nudge Unit

Discover the fascinating and surprising world of behavioural insights. Find out how understanding the ways people really think and behave through behavioral science can help deliver a fairer society for us all. Brought to you by The Behavioural Insights Team, The Nudge Unit.

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June 17, 2021 50 min

In this episode of Inside The Nudge Unit, BIT’s Lis Costa and Aisling Colclough look at two major pieces of work by the team.

Firstly there is a discussion with Carolina Toth from BIT’s New York office who has been working with mayors across the US on how to engage with people who are cautious or unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they become eligible.

With many from the communities hardest hit by the virus in the US, there...

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The second and final part of a very special episode of Inside the Nudge Unit, recorded to tie in with the recent 10 year anniversary of the Behavioural Insights Team. Join our CEO, Professor David Halpern, with the founders and pioneers of behavioural economics, Professor Richard Thaler, Professor Cass Sunstein and Google’s head behavioural scientist Dr Maya Shankar, discussing how ‘nudge’ has evolved over the last decade and where...

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Part 1 of a very special episode of Inside the Nudge Unit, recorded to tie in with the recent 10 year anniversary of the Behavioural Insights Team. Join our CEO, Professor David Halpern, with the founders and pioneers of behavioural economics, Professor Richard Thaler, Professor Cass Sunstein and Google’s head behavioural scientist Dr Maya Shankar, discussing how ‘nudge’ has evolved over the last decade and where the science of hum...

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The Behavioural Insights Team have spent the last 10 years developing solutions that are informed by behavioural science. These insights do not emerge overnight. Instead, they are grounded in a firm understanding of the systems in which we operate.

Reading academic (or policy) papers is an important step to developing evidence based interventions, but it will only get you so far if you want to understand the context in which you w...

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While the use of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in government has historically been low, over the last 10 years, the Behavioural Insights Team has aimed to popularise the use of the RCTs and support the work of the organisations like the Cochrane and Campbell Collaboration to get evidence into policy. During this time, a passionate debate has raged between the proponents of RCTs and also those who have argued that RCTs may eve...

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April 22, 2021 41 min

In this episode, BIT's CEO, Professor David Halpern, speaks to the New South Wales Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello. David and Victor cover a wide range of topics, starting with why other governments should have a Minister for Customer Service, how behavioural insights can improve economic policy, how markets can be made more transparent and when governments should intervene in markets. 

 

Victor has been the M...

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March 18, 2021 1 min

Welcome to Inside The Nudge Unit, the new podcast series from the world's first Nudge Unit, The Behavioural Insights Team, exploring the fascinating world of behavioural insights

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