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Behavioural Science

The Behavioural Research Unit (BRU) is a multidisciplinary team of behavioural scientists that specialises in applying behavioural science to policy. Full list of our publications. Most recent publications.

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Behavioural science can be used to fight the coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus could be slowed using findings from behavioural science, according to a new ESRI research paper. The conclusion is based on more than 100 scientific research papers reviewed over the past week by the institute’s Behavioural Research Unit.

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Mortgage consumers benefit from (and need) advice

Consumers make better long-term decisions about mortgages after reading official advice on switching – however, many mortgage-holders still do not understand some features of how mortgage products work.

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