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What Can be Learned from Behavioural Economics for Environmental Policy?

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  • Markus Pasche

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    (School of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Behavioural economics attracted attention from environmental economists: it should help to understand why people do not respond to environmental policy measures, based on neoclassical assumptions, as predicted by theory. Moreover, understanding motives and driving forces behind pro-social, pro-environmental and cooperative behaviour should help to improve environmental policy design. The aim of this paper is a critical discussion of the way how this branch of research is interpreting the explanatory power and the normative (policy) implications of behavioural economics.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2013-020.

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Date of creation: 08 May 2013
Publication status: Published in Beckenbach, F., Kahlenborn, W. (Eds.), New Perspectives for Environmental Policies Through Behavioral Economics, 2015, Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16793-0
Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2013-020
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