Does poverty make you more likely to make poor financial decisions?

30 November 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Drawing on cutting edge research from behavioural science, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir argue in their new book, ‘Scarcity: Why having too little means so much’, that poverty impacts on poor people’s ability to make decisions.

Spreading the Word: Campaigns that Socialise Public Safety Messaging

11 November 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

In recent years, government has produced some innovative campaigns aimed at behaviour change, many of which have been especially successful at harnessing the power of social media.

Highlights from the HC Coombs Policy Forum

1 December 2012NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

The HC Coombs Policy Forum held in Canberra on 23 November 2015 featured a range of international and local speaking sharing their experiences and ideas for applying behavioural insights to public policy.