Behavioral Insights in Consultation Design: A Dialogical Architecture

Forthcoming in European Journal of Risk and Regulation, issue 3/2018

26 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2018 Last revised: 16 Sep 2018

Date Written: May 15, 2018

Abstract

In this paper, we examine consultation procedures in the light of behavioral sciences. We feature consultation as a dialogue between the administration and the participants in the form of a public good game with one or more tournaments. Our focus is on the architecture of the dialogue and its design. We propose three models characterized by varying degrees of the interaction among participants, and between participants and the administration, occurring during the consultation process. We suggest that mapping stakeholders according to homogeneity of interest influences the structure and affects the dialogue taking place during the consultation process. We then examine the levels of efforts parties would engage in and their cognitive capabilities, defining models that maximize efforts and adjust for different cognitive stakeholders’ capabilities, advocating an empirical approach. The paper concludes with policy recommendations on how to improve the current consultation design deployed at EU and national level.

Keywords: behavioural, administration, consultation, stakeholder, dialogue

Suggested Citation

Cafaggi, Fabrizio and Sillari, Giacomo, Behavioral Insights in Consultation Design: A Dialogical Architecture (May 15, 2018). Forthcoming in European Journal of Risk and Regulation, issue 3/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3182333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3182333

Fabrizio Cafaggi (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

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Giacomo Sillari

Luiss Guido Carli ( email )

United States

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