Enhancing the adoption of digital public services: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment

Ari Hyytinen*, Jarno Tuimala, Markus Hammar

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Governments increasingly digitalize the provision of their public services, but these efforts fail to generate expected social benefits if the services remain underutilized. We use a large-scale field experiment to provide causal evidence on how a concrete policy instrument, nudging, can be used to address such underutilization by a group of slow adopters. Our experiment is conducted in a real-world setting with actual citizens and makes use of informative and social influence nudges. We find that such behavioral interventions enhance the adoption of an online government service among the slow adopters. The effects are statistically highly significant and quantitatively large. The most effective experimental treatment doubles the adoption rate.
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftGovernment Information Quarterly
StatusPublicerad - 05.03.2022
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift


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