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Nudge theory in action : behavioral design in policy and markets / Sherzod Abdukadirov, Editor.

  • [Cham], Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
  • ©2016
xix, 351 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Palgrave advances in behavioral economics. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"This collection challenges the popular but abstract concept of nudging, demonstrating the real-world application of behavioral economics in policy-making and technology. Groundbreaking and practical, it considers the existing political incentives and regulatory institutions that shape the environment in which behavioral policy-making occurs, as well as alternatives to government nudges already provided by the market. The contributions discuss the use of regulations and technology to help consumers overcome their behavioral biases and make better choices, considering the ethical questions of government and market nudges and the uncertainty inherent in designing effective nudges. Four case studies -- on weight loss, energy efficiency, consumer finance, and health care -- put the discussion of the efficiency of nudges into concrete, recognizable terms. A must-read for researchers studying the public policy applications of behavioral economics, this book will also appeal to practicing lawmakers and regulators."--Cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Regulation versus technology as tools of behavior change / Sherzod Abdukadirov -- Overview of behavioral economics and policy / Mark D. White -- The four pillars of behavioral paternalism / Mario J. Rizzo -- Failing better : what we learn by confronting risk and uncertainty / Adam Thierer -- Behavioral nudges and consumer technology / Steve Wendel -- Private-sector nudging : the good, the bad, and the uncertain / Jodi N. Beggs -- Who should nudge? / Sherzod Abdukadirov -- Weight-loss nudges : market test or government guess? / Michael Marlow -- Nudging in an evolving marketplace : how markets improve their own choice architecture / Adam C. Smith and Todd J. Zywicki -- One standard to rule them all : the disparate impact of energy efficiency regulations / Sofie E. Miller and Brian F. Mannix -- Nudges in healthcare / Robert Graboyes and Jessica Carges -- Conclusion: Behavioral economics and policy interventions / Richard Williams.
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