Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA)


Improving organ donor registration among young adults

Many more people want to be organ donors than have actually registered. Around 9 out of every 10 adults say they support organ donation, but only 4 out of every 10 have actually registered. As part of a targeted research campaign, the Organ and Tissue...

Improving energy bills: final report

The report applies behavioural insights to the design of energy bills. It will inform the Australian Energy Regulator’s development of a new, 'Better Bills Guideline', in order to simplify energy bills so consumers can better understand and manage their energy usage and costs and find...

Gather. Grow. Graduate.

BETA built and tested a new mobile app to help university students gather important support groups, grow their resilience and stay on track to graduate. This report outlines the research findings from the project.

Retirement planning, saving and attitudes: survey report

This report informed the work of the 2020 Retirement Income Review, by presenting results from an online survey about retirement planning, saving and attitudes.

Improving tax compliance: deductions for work-related expenses

This project provides another example of the returns to government from small changes informed by behavioural insights. BETA partnered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to reduce work-related expense claims by $2.2 million and increase tax paid by $0.9 million with a simple letter sent...