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Informational requirements of nudging


Benkert, Jean-Michel; Netzer, Nick (2018). Informational requirements of nudging. Journal of Political Economy, 126(6):2323-2355.

Abstract

A nudge is a paternalistic government intervention that attempts to improve choices by changing the framing of a decision problem. We propose a welfare-theoretic foundation for nudging similar in spirit to the classical revealed preference approach, by investigating a framework in which preferences and mistakes of an agent can be elicited from her choices under different frames. We provide characterizations of the classes of behavioral models in which the information required for nudging can or cannot be deduced from choice data.

Abstract

A nudge is a paternalistic government intervention that attempts to improve choices by changing the framing of a decision problem. We propose a welfare-theoretic foundation for nudging similar in spirit to the classical revealed preference approach, by investigating a framework in which preferences and mistakes of an agent can be elicited from her choices under different frames. We provide characterizations of the classes of behavioral models in which the information required for nudging can or cannot be deduced from choice data.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Economics and econometrics
Language:English
Date:29 December 2018
Deposited On:14 Nov 2018 09:25
Last Modified:13 Mar 2019 16:29
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISSN:0022-3808
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1086/700072
Official URL:https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/700072

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