Behaviour and Biases: Implications for the Government as Choice Architect

Amsterdam Law Forum, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009

12 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2009

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Henriette M. Prast

Tiburg University

Casper Thomas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 1, 2009

Abstract

This article discusses various findings regarding behavioural economics in the context of their implications for policy aimed at affecting individual behaviour. In doing so, it examines the role of technology. How does technology interfere with psychological biases in behaviour, and how could it be used in mitigating the adverse consequences of these biases? Our conclusion is that while in some areas of decision-making, technology makes dealing with behavioral biases more difficult, it can also be used to support a policy aimed at reducing these biases.

Keywords: behaviour, biases, implications, government, choice, architect, privacy, technological, developments

Suggested Citation

Prast, Henriette M. and Thomas, Casper, Behaviour and Biases: Implications for the Government as Choice Architect (September 1, 2009). Amsterdam Law Forum, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1509359

Henriette M. Prast (Contact Author)

Tiburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Casper Thomas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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