Applied research

Applied research

FIT is involved in applied research projects with both the private and the public sector on important topics such as financial decisions and employment.

  • BIR: NUDGES FOR RECYCLING

    BIR: NUDGES FOR RECYCLING

    BIR: NUDGES FOR RECYCLING

    The project is a collaboration between BIR, one of Norway’s leading waste management companies, and FAIR Insight Team, aiming to study the impact of behavioral nudges, and the comparison with financial incentives, to increase recycling among households in Western Norway. The nudges will target both the environmental and the social dimensions of recycling and aims at both studying impacts on behavior, as measured by actual controls of the quantity and the quality of waste, and the participants’ beliefs about recycling and preferences for the environment through questionnaires.

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  • MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: ADULT EDUCATION

    MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: ADULT EDUCATION

    Ministry of Education and Research: Evaluation of national modularisation experiments in adult EDUCATION

    FAIR Insight Team are participating in a large scale evaluation of national modularisation experiments in adult learning, in collaboration with ideas2evidence and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. The project started up in 2017, and the evaluation period ends in 2026. FAIR Insight Team will conduct micro-econometric impact evaluations of the experiments, with a focus on effects on learning outcomes, further education, labour market results, and welfare outcomes of the target groups. As part of the impact evaluation, FAIR Insight Team is conducting two randomized controlled experiments in cooperation with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) and Skills Norway. The project is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

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  • MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS: DROPOUT FROM HIGHER EDUCATION

    MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS: DROPOUT FROM HIGHER EDUCATION

    Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Dropout from higher education – labour market consequences?

    The project will investigate the motivation for higher education and the labour market and welfare consequences for those that drop out of higher education. FAIR Insight Team will conduct a survey of expectations of and motivation for higher education among pupils in upper secondary school, with an attempt to subsequently link expectations and motivation to drop out behaviour. The project also includes a descriptive analysis of register data with focus on characteristics of those who drop out and what happens to them after they drop out. Lastly, the project will investigate causal links between dropout and labour market and welfare outcomes. The project is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
     

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  • NAV: IMPROVED CV’S FOR EMPLOYMENT PLANS AND REMINDERS

    NAV: IMPROVED CV’S FOR EMPLOYMENT PLANS AND REMINDERS

    NAV: Improved CV’s for employment PLANS AND REMINDERS

    Many young unemployed people lack higher education or formal work experience, and writing an attractive CV as part of the job application process can therefore be challenging, and, indeed, discouraging. In this project we experiment with alternative approaches to writing a CV, where we also encourage the unemployed to communicate their personality and life skills, and, moreover, experiment with the order in which information is presented in the online application process. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV).

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  • NAV: PLANS AND REMINDERS

    NAV: PLANS AND REMINDERS

    NAV: PLANS AND REMINDERS

    Can unemployed youth be nudged to action by formulating their own plan about how to organize their lives? In collaboration with NAV, we carried out an experiment with 740 individuals to see if nudges and reminders could have an impact on training and employment.

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  • SBANKEN: NUDGE FOR FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION

    SBANKEN: NUDGE FOR FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION

    SBANKEN: NUDGE FOR FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION

    This project is a collaboration with the leading Norwegian on-line bank Sbanken on refinancing of consumer loans. It is designed as a large-scale field experiment involving more than 40 000 of Sbanken’s own customers, where we investigate the impact of communication-nudges on financial decisions. 

    Key lessons: Keep it simple!

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  • TELENOR: FAIRNESS AND PRIVACY IN PERSONALIZED OFFERINGS

    TELENOR: FAIRNESS AND PRIVACY IN PERSONALIZED OFFERINGS

    TELENOR: FAIRNESS AND PRIVACY IN PERSONALIZED OFFERINGS

    Personalized offerings will be an important strategy for attracting customers in the coming years. A key question is how firms can use information about individual customers in order to tailor their offers to personal characteristics. Despite its pivotal role in business development, little is known about how costumers perceive personalized offers and how personalization can be used most effectively. This project aims to reduce this knowledge gap by conducting ground-breaking experimental research on the perceived fairness of personalized offerings and costumers’ views on privacy. 

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  • TRYG: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND INSURANCE

    TRYG: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND INSURANCE

    TRYG: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND INSURANCE

    The project is a collaboration with the insurance company Tryg on fraudulent behavior. The project involves both an online experiment as well as a field experiment and evaluates the extent of fraudulent behavior in the population as a whole and investigates how to minimize such behavior among Tryg’s own customers through communication-nudges

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