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Behavioural Economics Increasing Attendance at Group Information Sessions (GIS)

This paper reports on a trial study conducted by the Department of Social Protection in collaboration with the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform to test the application of behavioural insights on “Did Not Attend” rates. Specifically, the study analysed … Continue reading

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The Irish Experience: Fiscal Consolidation 2008-2014

This paper provides an analysis of the fiscal consolidation undertaken in Ireland during the period 2008-2014. Consolidation was a response to the collapse in Ireland’s finances provoked by an unprecedented financial crisis, bursting of the property bubble and unsustainable fiscal … Continue reading

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Assessment Guidelines for Stage 1 Behavioural Economics Projects

The report provides guidelines for policymakers considering conducting a behavioural economics trial. The aim of the report is to help policymakers think through their proposed application of Behavioural Economics and assess whether the application represents the best option for a … Continue reading

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Behavioural Economics Stage 1 Assessment Scorecard

This excel template allows policymakers to enter scores on each criteria as outlined in the assessment guidelines and will automatically calculate the projects score. Multiple sheets are provided to allow for the comparison of multiple projects. The spreadsheet is available … Continue reading

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