Behavioural Sciences in Practice: Lessons for EU Policymakers
Fabiana Di Porto
University of Salento - Department of Economic Sciences
Politecnico of Milan
May 30, 2014
Anne-Lise Sibony and Alberto Alemanno (eds), Nudging and the Law. What can EU Learn from Behavioural Sciences?, Oxford, Hart Publ., 2014 (Forthcoming)
This chapter establishes how the regulatory process should change in order to bring out and use evidence from cognitive sciences. It further discusses the impact of cognitive sciences on the regulatory toolkit, positing that, on the one hand, traditional tools should be rethought about; and, on the other, that the regulatory toolkit should be enriched by two more strategies: empowerment and nudging (where the first eases the overcoming of cognitive and behavioural limitations, while the second exploits them).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: nudge, empowerment, libertarian paternalism, behavioural, lifestyle, regulation, cognitive, regulatory process
JEL Classification: I12, I18, I28, J18, K00, K20, K23, K32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 31, 2014 ; Last revised: June 9, 2014
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