Behavioural Insights Team

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Behavioural Insights Team
founded in the year 2010
acronym BIT
City London
Country UK/international
Legal form limited company
address 4 Matthew Parker Street, London SW1H 9NP
number of employees 121
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Behavioural economics in public governance
Last revision 9.06.2017

The following coordinate was not recognized: 51.500301; -0.131094.The following coordinate was not recognized: 51.500301; -0.131094. It was founded as unit of the UK cabinet office in 2010, is since 2014 privatised and in the combined ownership of the cabinet office, Nesta and the employees. The entry 'Number of employees' as according to the count of individuals from the 'Team'-page.

Organizational Structure and Funding

It structured its work by instituting the following departments:

  • Health and Tax
  • Home Affairs and International Programmes
  • Local Government
  • Operations [internal organisational work]
  • Productivity
  • Research



4 Matthew Parker Street, London SW1H 9NP


Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).

  • Simon Ruda, director (home affairs and international programmes)
  • Elizabeth Linos, vice president; Head of Research and Evaluation at BIT North America


People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.

  • Anish Mehta, senior advisor (on secondment by the UK tax authority)
  • Alexandra Hallen, head of business strategy & operations (Australia & Asia-Pacific)

Working mode, goals

BIT is active internationally with besides London offices in Manchester (UK), New York (USA), Singapore (Singapore) and Sydney (Australia).

Cooperations with Think Tanks

Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Behavioural Insights Team

While the section above shows Think Tanks the Behavioural Insights Team claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Behavioural Insights Team.

Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.