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Behavioural Sciences in Practice: Lessons for EU Policymakers

Anne-Lise Sibony and Alberto Alemanno (eds), Nudging and the Law. What can EU Learn from Behavioural Sciences?, Oxford, Hart Publ., 2014 (Forthcoming)

31 Pages Posted: 31 May 2014 Last revised: 9 Jun 2014

Fabiana Di Porto

University of Salento - Department of Economic Sciences

Nicoletta Rangone

LUMSA University

Date Written: May 30, 2014

Abstract

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).

Keywords: nudge, empowerment, libertarian paternalism, behavioural, lifestyle, regulation, cognitive, regulatory process

JEL Classification: I12, I18, I28, J18, K00, K20, K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Di Porto, Fabiana and Rangone, Nicoletta, Behavioural Sciences in Practice: Lessons for EU Policymakers (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). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2443733

Fabiana Di Porto (Contact Author)

University of Salento - Department of Economic Sciences ( email )

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Nicoletta Rangone

LUMSA University ( email )

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