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Internet platforms are the latest example of a product destined to go to the dogs
Environmentalists say unified messaging and policy are vital for behavioural change
Machine learning lets companies make timelier use of data on everything from input costs to the weather
The advice given by academics and by financial self-help gurus is often very different
We are far too stubborn, committing to an idea, job or romantic partner even when it becomes clear we’ve made a mistake
We can all fantasise about what we need to make ourselves satisfied — and it doesn’t have to be a fortune
A monarchal experiment in time versus money
Why rely on forecasts if they’re so easily rendered inaccurate?
Portfolio shifts should not be based on short-term results as no strategy will make every quarter or year successful
Is behavioural public policy a distraction from finding systemic solutions?
Policies on everything from public health to climate change would benefit from using behavioural science
When done properly, systems thinking can help us solve the world’s most complex problems
Behavioural Insights Team will attract £100m in funding to direct its messaging at Britain’s big social challenges
Research suggests that ‘guilt-prone individuals’ may have a ‘moral advantage’ in workplaces and that banks should try to hire them
Trio challenged ideas, including work to show that raising the minimum wage need not depress jobs
Prize draws with jackpots worth hundreds of millions are democratic financial fantasies
Wages and education significantly affected, brief says, as Supreme Court considers latest challenge to Roe vs Wade
Most people want to co-operate, even when it is not individually optimal
The comfort-seeking behaviours of Covid may be here to stay. Is that such a bad thing?
‘The Vulcan is a dramatic portrayal of the mistakes economists make in assuming everyone is rational’
‘While dissent leads to better decisions, it also leads to discomfort. Disagreement is valuable but agreement feels so much more comfortable’
We cannot escape our emotions — but we can take them into account
The huge win suggested for Joe Biden did not materialise — but we shouldn’t expect certainty
A mass programme is needed because we cannot wait for an effective vaccine
Lockdowns called for ingenuity to meet the challenge of staging in a post-Covid world