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Selected Coverage of OES

Federal Agents of Change: Behavioral Insights Power Evidence-Based Efforts to Improve Government
Association for Psychological Science, August 2020

Behavioral Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future
Public Administration Review, December 2019

How Federal Agencies Have Used Rigorous Policy Pilots to Learn
The Regulatory Review, December 2019

Why Agencies Need to Tap the Revolutionary Potential of Behavioral Science
GovExec, October 2019

Government steps out on ‘nudges’
FCW, September 2019

After Federal Officials Sent Letters to Over-Prescribing Docs, Prescriptions Fell and Patient Safety Rose
GovExec, August 2019

J-PAL North America’s US Health Care Delivery Initiative: Six reflections after six years
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, August 2019

Using Descriptive Social Norms To Improve Immunization Compliance
Science Trends, July 2019

Nudging for good: Using behavioral science to improve government outcomes
Deloitte Insights, June 2019

Think Government Can’t Do Anything Quicky and Cheaply? Think Again
GovExec, June 2019

Can ‘Nudge’ Letters Cut Overprescribing of Psych Meds? - Peer comparison and threat of review can change prescribing behavior, but approach has some drawbacks
MedPage Today, June 2019

How psychology can help us understand — and fight — poverty
Cross Cut, May 2019

Inside the world’s What Works teams
What Works, January 2019

GSA’s Office of Evaluation Sciences Partners with Agency Partners to Increase Vaccination Uptake
Immunization Economics, November 2018

Hereʼs a Cheap Way to Fight Drug Misuse: Send Doctors a Sharp Letter
The New York Times, September 2018

Social Science? Data Science? Evidence-Based Government Needs Both
GovExec, September 2018

Telling doctors their patient died from overdose could prevent some opioid abuse
The Washington Post, August 2018

Office of Evaluation Sciences Teams Up With CMS, Academic Researchers to Address Overprescribing of Prescription Drugs
GSA Blog, August 2018

The Effect of Informative Letters on the Prescription and Receipt of Seroquel in the United States
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, August 2018

GSA office tasked with data-based solutions is growing up
FedScoop, January 2018

This new initiative is trying to make scientific research more reliable
The Washington Post, June 2017

How A Simple Fix For Medicare Prescribing Problems Got Complicated
NPR, February 2017

IRS letters warn millions about health insurance penalty
The Associated Press, January 2017

Shipping in Government: 5 Things We Learned from Vote.USA.Gov
Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation, January 2016

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