Nudge

Nudge
Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 0300146817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thaler and Sunstein offer a groundbreaking discussion of how to apply the science of choice to nudge people toward decisions that can improve their lives without restricting their freedom of choice.

Human Agency and Behavioral Economics

Human Agency and Behavioral Economics
Nudging Fast and Slow

by Cass R. Sunstein

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-05-26
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 3319558072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Palgrave Pivot offers comprehensive evidence about what people actually think of “nudge” policies designed to steer decision makers’ choices in positive directions. The data reveal that people in diverse nations generally favor nudges by strong majorities, with a preference for educative efforts – such as calorie labels - that equip individuals to make the best decisions for their own lives. On the other hand, there are significant arguments for noneducational nudges – such as automatic enrollment in savings plans - as they allow people to devote their scarce time and attention to their most pressing concerns. The decision to use either educative or noneducative nudges raises fundamental questions about human freedom in both theory and practice. Sunstein's findings and analysis offer lessons for those involved in law and policy who are choosing which method to support as the most effective way to encourage lifestyle changes.

Nudge Theory in Action

Nudge Theory in Action
Behavioral Design in Policy and Markets

by Sherzod Abdukadirov

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-09-28
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 3319313193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Nudge

Nudge
Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780141040011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike.This is one of the most engaging, provocative and important books you will ever read.

Why Nudge?

Why Nudge?
The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism

by Cass R. Sunstein

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2014-03-25
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 0300197861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The best-selling author of Simpler offers an argument for protecting people from their own mistakes.

Nudge

Nudge
Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

by Mark Egan

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1351352563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When it was published in 2008, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness quickly became one of the most influential books in modern economics and politics. Within a short time, it had inspired whole government departments in the US and UK, and others as far afield as Singapore. One of the keys to Nudge’s success is Thaler and Sunstein’s ability to create a detailed and persuasive case for their take on economic decision-making. Nudge is not a book packed with original findings or data; instead it is a careful and systematic synthesis of decades of research into behavioral economics. The discipline challenges much conventional economic thought – which works on the basis that, overall, humans make rational decisions – by focusing instead on the ‘irrational’ cognitive biases that affect our decision making. These seemingly in-built biases mean that certain kinds of economic decision-making are predictably irrational. Thaler and Sunstein prove themselves experts at creating persuasive arguments and dealing effectively with counter-arguments. They conclude that if governments understand these cognitive biases, they can ‘nudge’ us into making better decisions for ourselves. Entertaining as well as smart, Nudge shows the full range of reasoning skills that go into making a persuasive argument.

Give Yourself a Nudge

Give Yourself a Nudge
Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions

by Ralph L. Keeney

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-04-23
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1108715621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enhancing your decision-making skills to make smarter decisions is the best way you can purposefully improve your life.

Trusting Nudges

Trusting Nudges
Toward A Bill of Rights for Nudging

by Cass R. Sunstein,Lucia A. Reisch

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-01-03
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0429837321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many "nudges" aim to make life simpler, safer, or easier for people to navigate, but what do members of the public really think about these policies? Drawing on surveys from numerous nations around the world, Sunstein and Reisch explore whether citizens approve of nudge policies. Their most important finding is simple and striking. In diverse countries, both democratic and nondemocratic, strong majorities approve of nudges designed to promote health, safety, and environmental protection—and their approval cuts across political divisions. In recent years, many governments have implemented behaviorally informed policies, focusing on nudges—understood as interventions that preserve freedom of choice, but that also steer people in certain directions. In some circles, nudges have become controversial, with questions raised about whether they amount to forms of manipulation. This fascinating book carefully considers these criticisms and answers important questions. What do citizens actually think about behaviorally informed policies? Do citizens have identifiable principles in mind when they approve or disapprove of the policies? Do citizens of different nations agree with each other? From the answers to these questions, the authors identify six principles of legitimacy—a "bill of rights" for nudging that build on strong public support for nudging policies around the world, while also recognizing what citizens disapprove of. Their bill of rights is designed to capture citizens’ central concerns, reflecting widespread commitments to freedom and welfare that transcend national boundaries.

The Manipulation of Choice

The Manipulation of Choice
Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism

by M. White

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-02-04
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 1137313579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This timely book makes a forceful argument that the analyses from behavioral economists are incomplete, the policies advocated by libertarian paternalists are misguided and unethical, and both actually reinforce the cognitive biases and dysfunctions that motivate 'nudges' in the first place. In a lighthearted manner, the author points out critical flaws in the way economists model decision-making, how behavioral economics failed to correct them, and how they led to the problems with libertarian paternalism and nudges. Sprinkled throughout with anecdotes, examples, and references to a wide range of scholarly literature, this new volume argues against the use of paternalistic nudges by the government and makes a positive case for individual choice and autonomy. This book is part of White's triptych on individualism and society, which includes The Illusion of Well-Being and The Decline of the Individual.

Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis

Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis
The Mandated-Choice Model

by Antonios Karampatzos

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1000028178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offering a fresh perspective on "nudging", this book uses legal paternalism to explore how legal systems may promote good policies without ignoring personal autonomy. It suggests that the dilemma between inefficient opt-in rules and autonomy restricting opt-out schemes fails to realistically capture the span of options available to the policy maker. There is a third path, namely the ‘mandated-choice model’. The book is mainly dedicated to presenting this model and exploring its great potential. Contract law, consumer protection, products safety and regulatory problems such as organ donation or excessive borrowing are the setting for the discussion. Familiarising the reader with a hot debate on paternalism, behavioural economics and private law, this book takes a further step and links this behavioural law and economics discussion with philosophical considerations to shed a light on modern challenges, such as organ donation or consumers protection, by adopting an openly interdisciplinary approach. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of contract law, legal systems, behavioural law and economics, and consumer law.

Nudging - Possibilities, Limitations and Applications in European Law and Economics

Nudging - Possibilities, Limitations and Applications in European Law and Economics
A Book

by Klaus Mathis,Avishalom Tor

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-05-20
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 3319295624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology provides an in-depth analysis and discusses the issues surrounding nudging and its use in legislation, regulation, and policy making more generally. The 17 essays in this anthology provide startling insights into the multifaceted debate surrounding the use of nudges in European Law and Economics. Nudging is a tool aimed at altering people’s behaviour in a predictable way without forbidding any option or significantly changing economic incentives. It can be used to help people make better decisions to influence human behaviour without forcing them because they can opt out. Its use has sparked lively debates in academia as well as in the public sphere. This book explores who decides which behaviour is desired. It looks at whether or not the state has sufficient information for debiasing, and if there are clear-cut boundaries between paternalism, manipulation and indoctrination. The first part of this anthology discusses the foundations of nudging theory and the problems associated, as well as outlining possible solutions to the problems raised. The second part is devoted to the wide scope of applications of nudges from contract law, tax law and health claim regulations, among others. This volume is a result of the flourishing annual Law and Economics Conference held at the law faculty of the University of Lucerne. The conferences have been instrumental in establishing a strong and ever-growing Law and Economics movement in Europe, providing unique insights in the challenges faced by Law and Economics when applied in European legal traditions.

Inside the Nudge Unit

Inside the Nudge Unit
How small changes can make a big difference

by David Halpern

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-08-27
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0753551381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With a foreword by Richard Thaler, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics! New Updated Edition, 2019. Dr David Halpern, behavioural scientist and head of the government's Behavioural Insights Team, or Nudge Unit, invites you inside the unconventional, multi-million pound saving initiative that makes a big difference through influencing small, simple changes in our behaviour. Using the application of psychology to the challenges we face in the world today, the Nudge Unit is pushing us in the right direction. This is their story.

Simpler

Simpler
The Future of Government

by Cass R. Sunstein

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-04-09
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1476726590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on behavioral psychology and economics to trace U.S. policy changes that reflect smarter and simpler government practices while preserving freedom of choice in areas ranging from mortgages and student loans to food labeling and health care.

Behavioral Insights for Public Policy

Behavioral Insights for Public Policy
Concepts and Cases

by Kai Ruggeri

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-08-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1351052527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first decades of the 21st century have offered a remarkable shift in how policies are made as well as who designs them. Until this period, local, regional, and national policy advisors largely comprised economists, lawyers, and financial experts. But in an era when behavioral scientists are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the impact of their research, many are playing a much greater role in policy making across a range of sectors as a result. Written by a team of authors working across both academia and government, Behavioral Insights for Public Policy is the first textbook to fully examine how psychology can be applied to a range of public policy areas. It addresses a wide variety of topics from the origins of policy as well as major findings from behavioral economics and nudge theory, to large-scale applications of behavioral insights. The compilation is the first of its kind to broadly cover the underlying theory, history, major empirical examples, and practical applications to policy of nudges (or behavioral insights) for teaching and study in higher education. Featuring over 100 empirical examples of how behavioral insights are being used to address some of the most critical challenges faced globally, the book also includes a unique chapter from an organization actively implementing behavioral insights in policies along with various government institutions. Also featuring case studies looking at key policy issues, learning outcomes, a glossary of key terms, and an accompanying website, this important book will be essential reading for any student of applied psychology. It has also been produced for others interested in the topic from social, political, and economic sciences, as well as those in government looking for an overview of the key issues.

The Dark Side of Nudges

The Dark Side of Nudges
A Book

by Maria Alejandra Madi

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-06-21
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 0429806469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The concept of "nudging" has hit news headlines in recent years following the implementation of nudge policies in many parts of the world, the establishment of behavioural policy units in some countries, and the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to the behavioural economist Richard Thaler in 2017. However, questions remain about whether nudging is an optimal approach to policy-making. This book presents a critical approach to the study of nudging to highlight the foundations, rationale and effects of current policy-making trends in the neoliberal age of behavioural economics. In this provocative book, the author presents a re-examination of the methodological foundations of behavioural economics and its consequences for addressing the deep social and economic policy challenges of our times. It is argued that, although the concept of nudge proposed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein rejects the theorization of economic behaviour under models of strict rationality, nudge policies focus on methodological individualism in economic thinking and economic policy. The complexity of social and economic policy problems of the twenty-first century calls for a revision of our conceptual outlooks, and to increase recognition of the failure of methodological individualism in economics to address the unprecedented social, political, and environmental challenges of globalization. Offering a new take on the epistemological assumptions underlying behaviourally-informed policies, this book will prompt the general public to consider new ideas about the darker side of behavioural economics.

The Economics of Nudge

The Economics of Nudge
A Book

by Cass R. Sunstein,Lucia A. Reisch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781138938571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How Far to Nudge?

How Far to Nudge?
Assessing Behavioural Public Policy

by Peter John

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-02-23
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781786430540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Behavioural public policies, or nudges, have become increasingly popular in recent years, with governments keen to use light-touch interventions to improve the success of their public policies. In this unique book, Peter John explores nudges, their successes and limitations, and sets out a bold manifesto for the future of behavioural public policy.This book traces the beginnings of nudge in behavioural economics and tracks the adoption of its core ideas by policy-makers, providing examples of successful applications. By considering the question 'how far to nudge?', John reviews why it is crucial for governments to address citizen behaviours, and reviews the criticisms of nudge and its ethical limitations. Looking to its future, this book proposes the adoption of a radical version of nudge, nudge plus, involving increased feedback and more engagement with citizens.How Far to Nudge? will be a vital text for students of behavioural public policy and policy analysis, as well as for anyone looking for an introduction to nudge policy and an explanation for its growth in popularity.

Preference Change

Preference Change
Approaches from philosophy, economics and psychology

by Till Grüne-Yanoff,Sven Ove Hansson

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-06-11
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9048125936
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Changing preferencesis a phenomenonoften invoked but rarely properlyaccounted for. Throughout the history of the social sciences, researchers have come against the possibility that their subjects’ preferenceswere affected by the phenomenato be explainedor by otherfactorsnot taken into accountin the explanation.Sporadically, attempts have been made to systematically investigate these in uences, but none of these seems to have had a lasting impact. Today we are still not much further with respect to preference change than we were at the middle of the last century. This anthology hopes to provide a new impulse for research into this important subject. In particular, we have chosen two routes to amplify this impulse. First, we stress the use of modellingtechniquesfamiliar from economicsand decision theory. Instead of constructing complex, all-encompassing theories of preference change, the authors of this volume start with very simple, formal accounts of some possible and hopefully plausible mechanism of preference change. Eventually, these models may nd their way into larger, empirically adequate theories, but at this stage, we think that the most importantwork lies in building structure.Secondly,we stress the importance of interdisciplinary exchange. Only by drawing together experts from different elds can the complex empirical and theoretical issues in the modelling of preference change be adequately investigated.

The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts

by Gary Chapman

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2014-12-11
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0802492401
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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- Over 11 million copies sold - #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running - Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas, lasting love Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think

Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think
Experimenting with Ways to Change Civic Behaviour

by Peter John,Sarah Cotterill,Liz Richardson,Alice Moseley,Gerry Stoker,Graham Smith,Corinne Wales,Hanhua Liu,Hisako Nomura

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-05-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1780935552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can governments persuade citizens to act in socially beneficial ways? This successor to Thaler and Sunstein's cult book Nudge argues that an alternative approach needs to be considered - a 'think' strategy, in which citizens deliberate their own priorities as part of a process of civic renewal.