Do people like government ‘nudges’? Study says: Yes On Oct. 9, Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago won the Nobel Prize for his extraordinary, world-transforming work in behavioral economics. In its press release, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences … Continue reading A world of nudges
Britons just need nudge to drive better or opt for healthier drinks, says report Britons are making healthier drink choices, driving on safer roads and achieving higher exam scores with the help of a nudge, according to a report. The … Continue reading Nudging in UK
Can we trust government to correct our cognitive biases? Economist Richard Thaler recently won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his important work documenting widespread cognitive errors in human decision-making. All too often, people fail to act as rationally … Continue reading Are politicians biased?
This nonprofit uses behavioral science to nudge people towards making good choices People don’t always act in their best self-interest. They know they should save more for retirement, but never actually increase their contributions to a retirement plan. They know … Continue reading Helping organisations
Deregulation of Air-Safety Rules Can Be a Model The Trump administration has a real opportunity to deliver on its promise to streamline the regulatory state. That opportunity comes from the proposed elimination of more than 50 regulations imposed on the … Continue reading To Deregulate, or Not
The 50-state Laboratory: How Can Behavioral Science Bolster Vaccination Policy? Vaccinating kids saves a lot of lives and a lot of dollars. High rates of vaccine coverage assure community protection (“herd immunity”), and in the United States we achieve this … Continue reading Make vaccine education count
Using Behavioral Science to Redesign the Built Environment China’s most famous painting is “Along the River during the Qingming Festival.” Often referred to as “China’s Mona Lisa” (more for its fame and mysterious history than for any likeness to da … Continue reading How to make our environment hospitable