Designing effective nudges that satisfy ethical constraints: the case of environmentally responsible behaviour

Hilton, Denis, Treich, Nicolas, Lazzara, Gaetan and Tendil, Philippe (2018) Designing effective nudges that satisfy ethical constraints: the case of environmentally responsible behaviour. Mind & Society, 17 (1-2). pp. 27-38.

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Abstract

We discuss what makes a “good” environmental nudge from the policy maker’s point of view. We first delineate what is paternalistic about environmental nudges. We then discuss the effectiveness of nudges, including their paradoxical effects on the targeted behaviour, as well as possible collateral effects on the decision-maker’s wellbeing. We also discuss why the libertarian and ethical aspect of nudges may render them more, and not less, attractive as policy instruments and decision aids. We conclude by discussing accuracy and privacy concerns of information-based nudges, and with some recommendations for the design of effective and ethical nudges.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: November 2018
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nudges, Regulation, Environment, Ethics
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2019 12:58
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 07:58
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:122884
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/32257

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