WAEA Keynote Address Behavioral Environmental Economics: Money Pumps & Nudges
By: Shogren, Jason F.
Shogren, Jason F., WAEA Keynote Address Behavioral Environmental Economics: Money Pumps & Nudges, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 37, Issue 3, December 2012, Pages 349-360
Herein we explore how money pumps from rational choice theory and nudges from behavioral economics work toward helping create better environmental policy. We examine the role of money pumps in environmental policy, and whether policymakers can use nudges to "supercharge" incentives. We summarize insight that has emerged from both camps in the areas of conflict/cooperation and mechanism design.