Review of Environment, Energy and Economics - Re3 Behavioral Economics for Environmental Decisions
 

 

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Feb
07
2014
 
Behavioral Economics for Environmental Decisions
Rachel T.A.Croson
Economics - Interviews
 

The emerging field of behavioral and experimental economics has influenced our understanding of how individuals make environmental and resource allocation decisions. New research, however, investigates how those decisions might be influenced by subtle nudges. By strategically setting defaults, providing social information, and re-framing problems, policy makers can influence a wide variety of environmental and resource management decisions.

Rachel Croson's talk at EAERE 2013 discussed the origins and current state of this behavioral policy research, and highlighted open questions and opportunities for new explorations. In this short video-interview granted to Re3, she gives a summary overview of this relatively new field of study for neophites.

  1. What is behavioral economics?
  2. What are the differences with respect to economics and psychology?
  3. How can these behaviours affect environmental decisions?
  4. What are the possible concrete applications of these findings?
  5. What do you think of the oportunities to incorporate behavioral economics into modeling?






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Rachel T.A.Croson, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
   
 
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