An executive’s guide to behavioural economics

NEST and the UK’s automatic enrolment programme are one of the world’s largest ever applications of the emerging science of behavioural economics. Such ‘nudge’...

Research projects

Since its launch in June 2016, NEST Insight has already begun work on a number of research projects. Pension reform archive University of Birmingham and...

Sidecar savings could increase workers’ financial wellbeing today, and in retirement,...

NEST Insight has today, 18 September 2017, published a discussion paper, Liquidity and sidecar savings (PDF). The paper sets how, thanks to auto enrolment, millions...

The retirement belief model

As explained in a separate post, NEST Insight is working in partnership with Maastricht University to understand the beliefs and attitudes that motivate people...

Retirement saving and the self-employed

There’s been a welcome renewed focus recently on how to address the lack of long-term saving among those outside of traditional employment: the self-employed,...

When it comes to planning for the future, beliefs matter

In recent years a behavioural revolution has turned the pensions sector on its head. Around the world, governments and employers are switching the default...

Retirement challenges to be addressed by new transatlantic partnership between The...

The initiative will identify and learn from parallels between financial security challenges in the US and UK. The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, based in...

Opting out of opting out

Encouraging retirement saving has been rich territory for applying behavioural approaches to public policy. Most research and policy interventions around retirement have focused on...

Drivers of engagement in pensions

We’re working with Maastricht University to deliver a wide-ranging research programme into the drivers of engagement in pensions. This project is funded by a...

Retirement savings – how much is enough?

How much is enough? NEST Insight is looking for solutions to a central challenge when it comes to retirement savings: how much is enough? If...