This report identifies global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand’s science and innovation system.
As more and more policymakers become interested in establishing behavioral insights units, this report provides some useful background on how others have made it work in a variety of country and government contexts, and the projects that have been particularly successful.
This report summarises the findings from Stage 1 of the Future Grid Homes project, which involved in-depth and at-home interviews with 51 Australian households in five National Energy Market (NEM) states and territories (VIC, SA, NSW, ACT and QLD).
This report on petrol price cycles in Australia examines how price cycles occur, how they have changed over time, and how consumers can use them to save money when they buy petrol.
ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen) was engaged by the Energy Consumers Australia to develop a strategic framework to support policy-makers to consider the range of tools and services needed by different Australian households to effectively manage their energy bills.
Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) is interested in understanding the barriers to the creation of an energy services market for mass market customers in Australia. Such services would include any products that allow consumers to better understand and/or manage their electricity usage and energy costs. These...
Gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items, called 'loot boxes' for the purposes of this inquiry, are included in some video games to provide players with a way to obtain virtual items for in-game use.
This empirical study uses four benefits, articulated in the Australian Farmer’s Market Association Strategic Plan (2017-2019), to organise and identify consumer motivations at the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market.
This report summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of minimum alcohol pricing, explains how a minimum price works, and identifies its likely effect on different groups within the Western Australian community.
The credit card market offers consumers a wide range of options when choosing a card. While many factors may influence this choice, this paper focuses on the main financial costs and benefits of holding a credit card.
The purpose of this report is to describe a mixed methods research project aimed at improving our understanding of the experience of energy vulnerable households under changes to electricity tariff structures.
This study expands on current knowledge and further defines the breadth of market influence that the top ten food companies have within the Australian food context, and how they use their brand power to create an illusion of choice for consumers.
This presentation was delivered for the conference of Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Cooperation in the G20 and beyond, Paris.
The Japanese Government launched its first national behavioral insights team named Behavioral Sciences Team (BEST) on the initiative of the Ministry...
In 2012, The Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) launched the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP – called hereafter ‘the Program’) with the objectives of improving the Kingdom’s energy efficiency by designing and implementing initiatives and their enablers. A sub-committee was established by SEEC’s Board, chaired...
Robert Fitzgerald AM, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and SVA Board member, talks with Stuart Lloyd-Hurwitz, SVA Consulting’s Executive Director, about competition and contestability in the social sector and how it’s all about providing more consumer choice.
BETA has partnered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to develop a guide to help NBN providers present information to consumers more clearly. This guide challenges the assumption that people need more information to make better decisions, and suggests that less, clearer and more...
Reducing residential energy use and related CO2 emissions across society requires approaches that understand energy demand as dependent on the performance of a range of interconnected social practices, which includes aspects of timing, location and material contexts. However, current energy policy and change initiatives often...
This paper reports on an Agent-Based Model. The purpose of developing this model is to describe ‘the uptake of low carbon and energy efficient technologies and practices by households and under different interventions’. There is a particular focus on modelling non-financial incentives as well as...
This paper aims to comprehend the prospect of small independent retailers ‘in categorised shopping centres by analysing consumer browsing behaviour in the Australian retail market. Furthermore, the paper examines the significance of extended trading hours in facilitating consumer browsing behaviour in shopping centres. The role...