Unlocking the power of failures in research

Department of Economics and The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) are collaborating in a new research project that aims to unlock the power of failures in research.

Funded by the Social Sciences Division Business engagement Seed Fund and led by Séverine Toussaert, the project aims to understand and learn from research setbacks to drive innovation. The partnership with BIT, known for applying behavioural science in public policy, will bring unique expertise and data to the initiative. By observing live and historical projects, the collaboration aims to establish a strong foundation for future research.

This pioneering collaboration has the potential to revolutionise the way we approach research failures; benefiting academia, policy-making, and industries alike. It will provide valuable insights and lessons for researchers in various fields, driving future success through a better understanding of setbacks.