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Nudging pro-social behaviours

Conference material  -  Joanne Yoong, Huang Jianyun, Leonard Lee, Lorenz Goette

Plenary session 2 consisted of 3 presentations, followed by a Q&A session with the audience and speakers. Read on for the summary of the presentations and discussion points during the Q&A session. For more details on the presentations, you can follow the links to the presentation slides.

Using Behavioural Insights to Increase Charitable Donations

Article  -  Sharon Tham, Do Hoang Van Khanh

A trial to nudge donors yields promising results over routine fundraising approaches.

Encouraging Car-Lite Travel through Gamification: The Kids Smart Travel Challenge

Article  -  Low Weijian, Do Hoang Van Khanh

Gaming techniques and incentives successfully shifted students towards taking more car-lite trips, and changed parental attitudes towards public transport.

Using Behavioural Insights More Effectively in Policy Interventions

Opinion  -  Lorenz Goette

Nudges work best when individuals are given feedback on the implications of their actions, and when policymakers weigh the costs and benefits of nudges alongside standard policy measures.

Nudge and Sludge: A Conversation with Dilip Soman

Conversation  -  Dilip Soman

Besides nudging positive behavioural change, designers of policies and processes should also think about whether there are hidden frictions that impede change.

Editorial Digital Issue 5

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this issue of ETHOS Digital Edition, we bring together perspectives on how behavioural insights can contribute to policymaking and intervention in constructive ways.

Behavioural Insights: Fact or Fad?

Conference material  -  Ivan Yeo, Leong Wai Yan, Rory Gallagher, Ho Teck Hua, Dilip Soman

Plenary session 1 consisted of a short presentation, followed by a discussion session among the panellists as well as Q&A with the audience. Read on for the summary of the discussion points of plenary session 1. For more details on the presentation, you can follow the link to the presentation slides.

Nudges: Why, How and What Next?

Article  -  Kok Ping Soon

What does the use of behavioural insights mean for public policymaking and service delivery in Singapore? A practitioner shares his views.

How to Nudge Better in Public Policy

Opinion  -  Ong Qiyan

Behavioural nudges will only improve public outcomes if the principles for their successful use–including individual choice–are followed closely.