Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello


A Critical Perspective
  • Angela AmbrosinoEmail author
  • Valeria Faralla
  • Marco Novarese
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_631


In recent years, the nudge approach and the choice architecture design have become popular in policy and academic circles. The aim of this entry is to present a general overview of the theory of nudges and a critical appraisal of its application to practice, in policy and program as well as in research design, also with respect to possible alternative approaches.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Ambrosino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Valeria Faralla
    • 2
  • Marco Novarese
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de MartiisUniversity of TurinTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e SocialiUniversità del Piemonte OrientaleAlessandriaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Law and EconomicsUniversity of Eastern Piedmont, Centre for Cognitive EconomicsAlessandriaItaly