Environmental Morale and Motivation
Bruno S. Frey
CREMA; Behavioural Science; Economics
University of Basel - Department of Business and Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
This chapter discusses the role of environmental morale and environmental motivation in individual behavior from the point of view of economics and psychology. It deals with the fundamental public good problem, and presents empirical (laboratory and field) evidence on how the cooperation problem can be overcome. Four different theoretical approaches are distinguished according to how individuals' underlying environmental motivation is modeled. Specifically, we look at the interaction between environmental policy and environmental morale through the lens of cognitive evaluation theory (also known as crowding theory).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: environmental morale, environmental policy, motivation crowding, pro-social preferences, public good problem
JEL Classification: D64, H41, Q50, Z13working papers series
Date posted: May 11, 2006
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