Lifestyle Risks: Conceptualizing an Emerging Category of Research

European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 4, p. 337, 2011

3 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2010

Date Written: November 30, 2010

Abstract

What are lifestyle risks? While it is not that simple to define this broad term, in this essay we aim at introducing the readers of the European Journal of Risk Regulation to this fascinating emerging area of risk studies. We shall attempt to describe the nature of lifestyle risks by identifying their main features and by raising some of the fundamental questions that are inherent in this category of risks.

Keywords: Risk Regulation, Lifestyle Risk, EU Law, Economic Theories, Paternalism, Theories of Justice, Nudge

JEL Classification: I18, K23, K32, K42, L51, L66

Suggested Citation

Planzer, Simon and Alemanno, Alberto, Lifestyle Risks: Conceptualizing an Emerging Category of Research (November 30, 2010). European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 4, p. 337, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1717954

Simon Planzer

Dr, M.A., Esq. ( email )

Switzerland

Alberto Alemanno (Contact Author)

HEC Paris - Tax & Law ( email )

1 rue de la Libération
Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

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