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The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy

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  • Author: Adam Oliver, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316649664

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  • The use of behavioural science to inform policy is one of the main developments in the social sciences over the last several decades. In this book, Adam Oliver offers an accessible introduction to the development of behavioural public policy, examining how behavioural economics might be used to inform the design of a broad spectrum of policy frameworks, from nudges, to bans on certain individual behaviours, to the regulation of the commercial sector. He also considers how behavioural economics can explain and predict phenomena as a challenge to economists' assumptions around how people perceive time, utility and money. The book offers an intellectual foundation for all those concerned with behavioural public policy, from academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students with a diverse range of disciplinary perspectives, such as economics, political science, sociology and anthropology, to policy makers and practitioners working directly with behavioural public policy in their everyday working lives.

    • An accessible introduction to the development of behavioural economics from the 1950s to the present day, giving the reader a thorough grounding in its developments and the challenges it poses to rational choice theory and standard economics theory
    • Offers an all-encompassing, non-didactic approach to behavioural economics, presenting arguments both for and against propositions, allowing the reader to gain knowledge of the various issues and encouraging them to form their own considered opinions
    • Clearly highlights an applied approach to behavioural economics over the rhetoric of other texts to bring a level of intellectual clarity to the field
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    'An accessible, up-to-date, and concise introduction to the history, intellectual background and current state of behavioural public policy. An ideal entry point to the field for academics, policy makers and the informed general reader.' Nick Chater, University of Warwick

    'Taking off from the theoretical bases of behavioural economics, Adam Oliver illustrates its application to public policy with fascinating examples, largely regarding health care. The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy is for everyone:  from novices in the field to experts who previously thought they knew everything about it.' George Akerlof, Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences

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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316649664
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Assuming rationality
    2. Challenging rationality
    3. Describing risky behaviours
    4. About time
    5. Experiencing and remembering
    6. Motivational crowding
    7. Nudges
    8. Shoves and budges
    9. Give and take
    10. Summing up
    Note on references
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Adam Oliver, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Adam Oliver lectures on behavioural economics and public policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Economics, Policy and Law, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Behavioural Public Policy. He has published widely in the areas of behavioural economics and policy, including Behavioural Public Policy (Cambridge, 2013).

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