Wonk alert: This post relates to how we evaluate our behavioural–science inspired policy interventions and so is somewhat more technical than others. But there aren’t any equations!
Criminal Justice was the focus of the 2019 Nudgeathon, the annual behavioural change competition in which teams from universities across Australia and New Zealand.
Every year the start of January gives us pause to reflect on what we might like to achieve. They’re normally pretty similar resolutions - things like to drink less alcohol, exercise more, eat healthier etc. New Year’s resolutions are common, but are they rational?
Australians love an auction. Every Saturday, thousands of us trawl the neighbourhood, register for a paddle, and vie for a slice of the great Australian dream.
Teams competed to find the best behavioural insights ‘nudges’ to help Australians engage as participants in the data economy.
In our tenth report, Improving tax compliance: deductions for work-related expenses, we showcase another example of the returns to government from small changes informed by behavioural insights.
Our behavioural economics team (BETA) has partnered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to develop a guide to help NBN providers present information to consumers more clearly.
This September, university students from around Australia and APS graduates from the Department of Social Services gathered together in Brisbane over three days to brainstorm nudge solutions to increase volunteering at Australia’s first Nudgeathon.
We are excited to announce that BETA has secured funding over the next three years to extend our mission. The commitment, delivered under the Public Service Modernisation Fund, will enable us to continue improving public policy and service delivery.
Taking a closer look at the work of UK Behavioural Insights Team, Dr Michael Sanders spoke to staff about recent trials in education and the use of machine learning to optimise trials.