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How behavioral decision research can enhance consumer welfare: From freedom of choice to paternalistic intervention

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  • Rebecca Ratner

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  • Dilip Soman

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  • Gal Zauberman

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  • Dan Ariely

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  • Ziv Carmon

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  • Punam Keller

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  • B. Kim

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  • Fern Lin

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  • Selin Malkoc

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  • Deborah Small

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  • Klaus Wertenbroch

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Marketing Letters.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 383-397

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:mktlet:v:19:y:2008:i:3:p:383-397

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    Keywords: Behavioral decision research; Consumers; Interventions;

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    1. Payne, Collin R. & Niculescu, Mihai, 2012. "Social Meaning in Supermarkets as a Direct Route to Improve Parents’ Fruit and Vegetable Purchases," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 41(1), April.
    2. Maria Pollai & Erik Hoelzl & Flavia Possas, 2010. "Consumption-related emotions over time: Fit between prediction and experience," Marketing Letters, Springer, vol. 21(4), pages 397-411, December.
    3. Haiyang Yang & Ziv Carmon & Barbara Kahn & Anup Malani & Janet Schwartz & Kevin Volpp & Brian Wansink, 2012. "The Hot–Cold Decision Triangle: A framework for healthier choices," Marketing Letters, Springer, vol. 23(2), pages 457-472, June.

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