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Models of governance of public services: empirical and behavioural analysis of 'econs' and 'humans'

Bevan, Gwyn and Fasolo, Barbara (2013) Models of governance of public services: empirical and behavioural analysis of 'econs' and 'humans'. In: Angus, Oliver, (ed.) Behavioural Public Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 38-62. ISBN 9781107617377

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Abstract

How can individuals best be encouraged to take more responsibility for their well-being and their environment or to behave more ethically in their business transactions? Across the world, governments are showing a growing interest in using behavioural economic research to inform the design of nudges which, some suggest, might encourage citizens to adopt beneficial patterns of behaviour. In this fascinating collection, leading academic economists, psychologists and philosophers reflect on how behavioural economic findings can be used to help inform the design of policy initiatives in the areas of health, education, the environment, personal finances and worker remuneration. Each chapter is accompanied by a shorter 'response' that provides critical commentary and an alternative perspective. This accessible book will interest academic researchers, graduate students and policy-makers across a range of disciplinary perspectives. A selection of the world's leading behavioural economists apply behavioural science research to practical policy concerns in the areas of health, education, the environment, personal finances and worker remuneration Will appeal to people across a range of disciplinary backgrounds - students, practitioners and policy makers who are interested in the contributions that behavioural economics can make. Each chapter is accompanied by a shorter 'response' to provide commentary and an alternative perspective to help readers engage more fully with the issues raised.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59185

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