Whether it’s plastic straw use, energy conservation, or flu vaccinations, governments use nudges to influence our decisions.
With other cities like London having successfully implemented a traffic congestion pricing plan, NYC has begun to figure out a proposal.
For his public policy nudges and his contributions to behavioral economics, Richard Thaler will get the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Making financial decisions, we might take more or less risk because of the color of the print in our documents and charts.
Not especially high, the success rate for New Year’s resolutions drops off on “Off the Wagon” Thursday during the beginning of February.
The Washington state legislature will soon vote on a win/win emissions reduction law. But it could lose. U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Let’s first look at energy consumption and emissions sources. U.S. energy consumption is dominated by oil: Predictably, petroleum is a…
Although research shows the impact is small, the Affordable Care Act will soon mandate calorie labels and nutrition information in restaurant chains.
As monopolies, electric utilities have the pricing power that lets them offer dynamic pricing through smart meters but supply and demand will change slowly.
Primarily for fiscal reasons, in Japan, most 40-74 year olds get their waist size checked each year. A part of the required annual physical exams from local government or employers, waist size is monitored because an obese population can be expensive.…
Our Wednesday environment focus Here is my “To Do” list for reducing carbon emissions: Buy a Prius. Install solar panels. Take the train to NYC. Lower my thermostat to 60 degrees during the winter. Raise my AC thermostat to 78 during…