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Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics

Human Agency and Behavioral Economics

Nudging Fast and Slow

Authors: Sunstein, Cass

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  • Provides extensive data on popular opinions about educative and noneducative nudges
  • Analyzes when it's best to educate decision makers or simply steer their choices
  • Compares preferences for style of nudges among US political parties
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This Palgrave Pivot offers comprehensive evidence about what people actually think of “nudge” policies designed to steer decision makers’ choices in positive directions. The data reveal that people in diverse nations generally favor nudges by strong majorities, with a preference for educative efforts – such as calorie labels - that equip individuals to make the best decisions for their own lives. On the other hand, there are significant arguments for noneducational nudges – such as automatic enrollment in savings plans - as they allow people to devote their scarce time and attention to their most pressing concerns.  The decision to use either educative or noneducative nudges raises fundamental questions about human freedom in both theory and practice. Sunstein's findings and analysis offer lessons for those involved in law and policy who are choosing which method to support as the most effective way to encourage lifestyle changes.

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Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University, USA. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Suntstein has written numerous books, including Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008) and Why Nudge?: The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism (2014).

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2017

“This is a must-have volume for a collection in behavioral economics. … Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (M. H. Lesser, Choice, Vol. 55 (4), December, 2017)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Agency and Behavioral Economics
Book Subtitle
Nudging Fast and Slow
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55807-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55807-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55806-6
Series ISSN
2662-3846
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 116
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