By increasing cigarette taxes, states provided an example that extends beyond smoking of how a higher cost leads to healthier habits.
If we really want to diminish our carbon footprint, we need to focus on behavior that is somewhat different from what we usually do.
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…