The behavioral foundations of public policy

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Abstract

In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in behavioral research on a wide variety of topics, from behavioral finance, labor contracts, philanthropy, and the analysis of savings and poverty, to eyewitness identification and sentencing decisions, racism, sexism, health behaviors, and voting. Research findings have often been strikingly counterintuitive, with serious implications for public policymaking. In this book, leading experts in psychology, decision research, policy analysis, economics, political science, law, medicine, and philosophy explore major trends, principles, and general insights about human behavior in policy-relevant settings. Their work provides a deeper understanding of the many drivers--cognitive, social, perceptual, motivational, and emotional--that guide behaviors in everyday settings. They give depth and insight into the methods of behavioral research, and highlight how this knowledge might influence the implementation of public policy for the improvement of society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPrinceton University Press
ISBN (Print)9780691137568
StatePublished - Jan 10 2013

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Shafir, E. (2013). The behavioral foundations of public policy. Princeton University Press.
Shafir, Eldar. / The behavioral foundations of public policy. Princeton University Press, 2013.
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