Behavioral environmental economics: Promises and challenges

Croson, Rachel and Treich, Nicolas (2014) Behavioral environmental economics: Promises and challenges. Environmental and Resource Economics, 58 (3). pp. 335-351.

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Abstract

Environmental issues provide a rich ground for identifying the existence and consequences of human limitations. In this paper, we present a growing literature lying at the interface between behavioral and environmental economics. This literature identifies alternative solutions to traditional economic instruments in environmental domains that often work imperfectly. But it also faces a set of challenges, including the difficulty of computing welfare effects, and the identification of a robust environmental policy based on context-dependent (socio-) psychological effects. We illustrate our critical discussion with two behavioral schemes that have been widely implemented: “green nudges” and “corporate environmental responsibility.”

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: July 2014
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Behavioral economics Environmental policy Nudge Corporate social responsibility Environmental psychology
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:27970
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/16507

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