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.
During the 1870s some players discovered they could change a baseball’s trajectory at precisely the right moment. It just took a bit of spit. Decades later they banned the spitball because it made for boring games. Fans wanted more action,…
Coronavirus economics can describe our response to the pandemic with the same six ideas that compose a basic economics course.
A year ago at the Academy Awards, Frances McDormand gave the movie studios a nudge when she referred to the inclusion rider.
Whether it’s plastic straw use, energy conservation, or flu vaccinations, governments use nudges to influence our decisions.
These six facts tell us how our supermarket shopping can be influenced by much more than the shopping list we bring with us.
Behavioral economists can explain why are lured into buying a year’s subscription for movie watching and other media that we barely use.