The current one-off payment of £500 for people on low incomes is not sufficient to get people to follow the rules.
Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators' attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
Americans recycle only about one-third of the solid waste we generate. A behavioral scientist argues that with the right motivators, we could do more.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel says too many poor quality research papers are being published in Australia, and the system may inadvertently encourage academics to behave badly.
Paying people to quit smoking seems unfair, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't do it.
Counterintuitively, vague incentives are often stronger than clear ones.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
The technology behind blockchain remains a mystery to many, but the it shares many common features with the popular online encyclopedia with which most web users are very familiar.
Dubbed the 'female ghetto', there's a reason why women are significantly over-represented in call centres.
Research shows that cash bonuses are responsible for many recent financial scandals. The alternative isn't that great either.
A promising new strategy for improving breastfeeding rates.
The choke factor is visible in tournament-style athletics competitions, and should teach managers about incentives.
A new workplace wellness program leverages masculine interests and targets blue-collar men - with success.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
A new way of encouraging people to seek out unused information could improve collective decision making.
Employees in this study would forgo A$1 million for their employer, to gain as little as A$500 personally.
Republicans opposed Obamacare's mandate as much as they decried any part of the bill. How would their replacement idea, pegged to incentives, work?
States have been using tax breaks and other incentives like the kind Trump dangled before Carrier for years. There's little evidence they work, and in fact they may lead to widening inequality.