About Time: An Integrative Approach to Effective Environmental Policy

39 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2011

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David J. Hardisty

Sauder School of Business

Ben Orlove

School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University MC 3323

David Krantz

Columbia University

Arthur A. Small

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kerry F. Milch

Columbia University

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

Intertemporal trade-offs are inherent in most choices, and are especially salient in environmental decisions. Although psychology, anthropology, and economics each offer unique insights and findings on the mental and social processes underlying the evaluation of future events, each discipline also has its blind spots. Crafting effective policy therefore requires an integration of these three perspectives; this paper offers a concise overview and guide, intended for applied researchers and policy makers. Through three real-world examples, the contributions and integration of the three disciplines are illustrated. Ideally, each perspective feeds into the others in an iterative process, producing an integrative approach that is more than the sum of its parts.

Suggested Citation

Hardisty, David J. and Orlove, Ben and Krantz, David and Small, Arthur A. and Milch, Kerry F., About Time: An Integrative Approach to Effective Environmental Policy (November 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961371 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1961371

Ben Orlove

School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University MC 3323 ( email )

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David Krantz

Columbia University ( email )

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Arthur A. Small

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kerry F. Milch

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

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