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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.

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.

Lecture- NUS-MTI-CSC Economics Speaker Series - Beyond Nudges- What and How to Present Options

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Choice architecture involves designing the presentation of choices, which influences people’s decisions.

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.

The Hidden Costs of Behavioural Interventions

Opinion  -  Ong Qiyan, Walter Theseira

Too many small nudges could lead to big problems, argue two social scientists in Singapore.

Healthy Living, Everyday

Article  -  Chew Ling, Vasuki Utravathy, Vanessa Tan

Nudges have been shown to help Singaporeans form healthier habits and make more informed lifestyle choices.

Using Behavioural Insights to Strengthen Enforcement

Article  -  Leong Wai Yan

Understand why people are not acting and responding in a timely manner allows government agencies to implement nudges that can slightly improve compliance rates.

Lecture- MTI-CSC Economics Speaker Series - Behavioural Economics and Education Policy

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Applying behavioural economics to learning and child development can help solve complex problems in education.