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Behavioural Economics and Environmental Incentives

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  • Jason Shogren

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This review aims to improve our understanding of the implications of the insights from behavioural economics for environmental policy design. The review focuses on the question of incentive design in two broad areas — risk, conflict and cooperation; and mechanism design. A number of lessons for policy design emerge from the literature and are highlighted in the paper. Cet examen vise à améliorer notre compréhension des implications des perspectives de l'économie comportementale pour la conception de la politique environnementale. L'examen porte sur la question de la conception d'incitation dans deux grandes zones: (A) le risque, les conflits et la coopération et (B) la conception du mécanisme. Des leçons émergent de la littérature pour la conception des politiques et sont mis en évidence dans le document.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Environment Working Papers with number 49.

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Date of creation: 07 Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:oec:envaaa:49-en

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Keywords: institutions; environmental policy; mechanism design; behavioural economics; économie comportementale; conception du mécanisme; institutions; politique environnementale;

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  1. Beretti, Antoine & Figuières, Charles & Grolleau, Gilles, 2013. "Behavioral innovations: The missing capital in sustainable development?," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 187-195.

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