nudge

If a Pigovian tax is desirable for some reason, whether to nudge healthier behavior or to raise needed revenue, is there a way to make it more acceptable?
To use a real world metaphor, imagine yourself standing behind someone in line in the grocery store. As the line moves forward
For example, we have a rich understanding of the decision-making shortcuts that people apply, as well as of the predictable
©Copyright Bibi Veth, 2015 ©Copyright Bibi Veth, 2015 I was walking through the streets of Strasbourg, in the late autumn
I recently attended a fascinating talk on the topic of Behavioral Engineering by my friend Shira Abel. Post that talk, I had an opportunity to ask her a few questions on the same topic.
In "Signs of a Truce in the Mommy Wars," Claire Cain Miller surfaced some fascinating new research that showed that the perception
When we ignore the limitations of human rationality and the systematic errors those limitations produce, we end up designing policies that are logical but don't end up working well for the people they're supposed to serve.