Ten (Or So) Key Public Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics
In This Chapter
Considering how behavioral economics can impact public policy
Paying attention to everything from consumer rights to gender rights to tax policy
Behavioral economics has an important role to play when it comes to public policy — and that means everything from institutional design, transparency, consumer rights, and gender rights to government intervention in the realm of consumption, tax policy, and the overall design of public policy. In this chapter, I point out ten (or so) implications of behavioral economics in this arena.
Conventional economics assumes that people make appropriate ...