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Our Research

Our research aims to have a real world impact, branching into a wide range of subjects associated with behavioural science.

Our research includes behavioural and experimental economics, cognitive science, judgement and decision making, and the application of economic methods to social phenomena not traditionally included within economics.
Below is a selection of our latest research outcomes. For a full list of our publications, see the WBS publications feed.
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The Policymakers Lab

The Policymakers Lab is looking for civil servants and politicians interested in lending their expertise to contribute to and inform academic research. Policymakers in the Lab will receive invitations to complete short online surveys to build evidence on effective policymaking.

The association between gambling and financial, social and health outcomes in big financial data

Professor Neil Stewart and Dr Naomi Muggleton investigated the association between gambling as a proportion of monthly income and 31 financial social and health outcomes in a recent paper published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Is there a link between air pollution and impaired memory?

What is the effect of air pollution on our wellbeing? This investigation used results from 34,000 randomly sampled English citizens across 318 geographical areas.

Data Science Lab

We use approaches from the social sciences, the natural sciences and engineering to discover the insights that Big Data offers into human behaviour and decision making.

Decision Research at Warwick (DR@W)Link opens in a new window

DR@W is an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers from across the University of Warwick with shared interests in decision making research and policy. We hold weekly seminars focusing on new and unpublished works which are open to all.

Our Laboratories

We have lab facilities to support independent and interactive decision making experiments (singly or in groups of up to 50 participants); observational studies; focus groups and eye-movement research.