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Norm-based feedback on household waste: Large-scale field experiments in two Swedish municipalities


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Title: Norm-based feedback on household waste: Large-scale field experiments in two Swedish municipalities
Authors: Ek, Claes Söderberg, Magnus
Editors: Ek, Claes
Issue Date: May-2021
Extent: 84
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
804
Keywords: Field experiments
household waste
norm-based feedback
unit-based pricing
pay-as-you-throw
Abstract: We conduct separate randomized controlled trials of norm-based feedback nudges on household waste in two municipalities in western Sweden. Our main treatment presents recipients with accurate, household-specific feedback highly similar to the standard Home Energy Report design, but with residual (unsorted) waste as the object of comparison. We also test a novel ‘dynamic’ norm design informed by psychological research. Post-experimental reductions are on the order of 7-12% in both municipalities,... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL-code D13; I21; Q53
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/68470
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