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Nudging as an Environmental Policy Instrument


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Title: Nudging as an Environmental Policy Instrument
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Gravert, Christina
Johansson-Stenman, Olof
Kurz, Verena
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Extent: 32
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
756
Keywords: nudge
environmental policy
behavior
Abstract: We discuss the use of green nudges – nudges intended to reduce negative externalities – as an environmental policy instrument. A review of empirical studies reveals that green nudges can have a sizeable impact on behavior and the environment, but that the effects are context dependent. In the policy discussion, drawing on both the empirical overview and basic welfare-economic models, it is emphasized that while green nudges seem to have a large potential, they offer no panacea for solving enviro... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: D90, H21, H23
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/59896
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