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Behavioral policy and its stakeholders


  • Robert Hoffmann

    () (Behavioural Business Lab, RMIT University, Australia
    School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University, Australia)

  • Swee Hoon Chuah

    (Behavioural Business Lab, RMIT University, Australia
    School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University, Australia)

  • Jason Potts

    (School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University, Australia)


The present special issue examines the promise and risks of translating behavioral research insights into public and business policy using a stakeholder perspective. In this editorial we identify four groups of stakeholders, the general population, the public and private sectors as well as the scientific community. We sketch the threats and opportunities of behavioral policy for each in general terms to serve as the backdrop for the articles in the issue, which we briefly summarize.

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  • Robert Hoffmann & Swee Hoon Chuah & Jason Potts, 2017. "Behavioral policy and its stakeholders," Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), vol. 1(S), pages 5-8, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:beh:jbepv1:v:1:y:2017:i:s:p:5-8

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