Intervention

Social norms and license renewal

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Ireland

Researchers at Revenue Ireland divided a group of participants who needed to renew their publican licenses into two groups: one which was mailed a standard renewal reminder, and another which was mailed a letter emphasising that license renewal was a social norm. They found that the group exposed to the social normative message renewed licenses at a rate of 20% higher than that of the control group.

Biases Used

Bias

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