Climatic Change

, 98:285 | Cite as

A blind spot in driving decisions: how neglecting costs puts us in overdrive

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  • Daniel C. FeilerEmail author
  • Jack B. Soll


This article discusses how people often neglect the financial costs associated with driving. As a consequence they take trips that are contrary to their own self-interest and cause unnecessary harm to the environment through carbon emissions. Two empirical studies demonstrate that when people do explicitly consider financial costs they are inclined to drive less. The article concludes by offering several solutions to help people learn and account for their driving costs.


Carbon Emission Soman Driving Cost Cost Condition Order Logit Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Fuqua School of BusinessDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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