Category Archives: Behavioural science

Consumer research study to identify new ways of expressing date marking that meet consumers’ information needs whilst minimising food waste

Open Evidence Food waste

Open Evidence is leading a study together with Brain Signs, Block de Ideas and London School of Economics for DG SANTE to inform the revision of EU rules regarding date marking to avoid unnecessary food waste linked to the misunderstanding and misuse by consumers. About one third of the world´s food is lost or wasted […]

Behavioural research in relation to travel insurance products: implications of COVID- 19 on consumer outcomes considering consumer behaviours in acquisition, usage, and disposition decisions

Open Evidence, in consortium with BrainSigns, BDI Research, and London School of Economics (LSE) will lead a new study for the European Commission (EIOPA, CHAFEA) on the implications of Covid-19 in relation with travel insurance products, with particular focus on the impact the global pandemic had on consumer behaviours in acquisition, usage, and disposition decisions. The consortium […]

Behavioural study on unfair commercial practices in the digital environment

Open Evidence, in consortium with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Schlesinger Group, and BrainSigns, leads a new behavioural study on unfair commercial practices in the digital environment for the European Commission (DG JUST). The consortium will provide evidence base needed to identify potential problematic B2C online commercial practices and to assess their impact on the economic […]

Behavioural study on the pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) information documents

The overall purpose of the study is to facilitate and execute graphic design work and consumer testing regarding the pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Key Information Document (KID) and Benefit Statement (BS) in three Member States. We will use mix behavioural methods to understand relevant behavioural biases, and why consumers find certain aspects of information […]

Behavioural economic analysis of professionals’ incentives in health professions and in business services professions

Open Evidence, in consortium with EY, will conduct the study ‘Behavioural economic analysis of professionals’ incentives in health professions and in business services professions’ for the European Commission (DG GROW). This behavioural study aims to provide a theoretical and empirical analysis of how professional regulation in health and business services (entry and conduct requirements) impacts […]

Testing CO2/Car labelling options and consumer information

The study is aimed at testing the effectiveness of possible new variants of car eco-labels and promotional material in experimental settings. The overall objective of the study on CO2/car labelling options and consumer information was twofold: testing the effectiveness of alternative car labels and the effectiveness of mandatory information in promotional material on its impact […]

Study on tobacco labelling and packaging

The overall aim of the study was to test – in experimental settings – the effectiveness of new labelling and packaging options for tobacco products using both behavioural and self-reported measures. The study comprised one preliminary survey in 10 countries, one laboratory experiment and online experiments in ten countries, including Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, […]