New Perspectives for Environmental Policies Through Behavioral Economics

  • Frank Beckenbach
  • Walter Kahlenborn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Frank Beckenbach, Walter Kahlenborn
    Pages 1-12
  3. Foundations and Overview

  4. Conceptual Issues

  5. Fields of Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Cass R. Sunstein, Lucia A. Reisch
      Pages 161-194
    3. Florian M. Artinger, Ana Paula Bortoleto, Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos
      Pages 195-211
    4. Christian Kind, Jonas Savelsberg
      Pages 253-273
  6. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Frank Beckenbach, Walter Kahlenborn
      Pages 325-335

About this book


This book presents essential insights on environmental policy derived from behavioral economics. The authors demonstrate the potential of behavioral economics to drive environmental protection and to generate concrete proposals for the efficient design of policy instruments. Moreover, detailed recommendations on how to use “nudges” and related instruments to move industry and society toward a sustainable course are presented. This book addresses the needs of environmental economists, behavioral economists and environmental policymakers, as well as all readers interested in the intersection between behavioral economics and environmental policy.


Behavioral Economics Economic Decision Making Environmental Policy Environmental Protection Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Beckenbach
    • 1
  • Walter Kahlenborn
    • 2
  1. 1.FB 7University of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.adelphi consultBerlinGermany

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