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What Can be Learned from Behavioural Economics for Environmental Policy?

Markus Pasche ()

No 2013-020, Jena Economic Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: Behavioural economics attracted attention from environmental economists: it should help to understand why people do not respond to environmental policy measures, based on neoclassical assumptions, as predicted by theory. Moreover, understanding motives and driving forces behind pro-social, pro-environmental and cooperative behaviour should help to improve environmental policy design. The aim of this paper is a critical discussion of the way how this branch of research is interpreting the explanatory power and the normative (policy) implications of behavioural economics.

Keywords: Behavioural economics; environmental economics; policy design; methodology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B41 D0 D70 Q57 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-05-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-ene, nep-env, nep-evo, nep-hme, nep-pke and nep-res
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Published in Beckenbach, F., Kahlenborn, W. (Eds.), New Perspectives for Environmental Policies Through Behavioral Economics, 2015, Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16793-0

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