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Optimal Prosocial Nudging


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Title: Optimal Prosocial Nudging
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Johansson-Stenman, Olof
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Extent: 37
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
757
Keywords: nudge
environmental policy
behavior
Abstract: While nudges are still mostly associated with affecting individual choices for their own long-run interest, i.e. dealing with internalities, they are increasingly used in order to reduce externalities, such as environmental consequences. While we are gaining increasing insights into when and how nudges work, much less attention has been given to the normative aspects of nudging as a policy instrument to deal with externalities. We investigate optimal prosocial nudging under a number of different... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: D90, H21, H23
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/59897
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