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  • Economics has typically been the social science of; choice to inform public policy and policymakers. In the current paper we; contemplate the role behavioral science can play in enlightening; policymakers. In particular, we provide some examples of research that has; and can be used to inform policy, reflect on the kind of behavioral; science that is important for policy, and approaches for convincing; policy-makers to listen to behavioral scientists. We suggest that; policymakers are unlikely to invest the time translating behavioral; research into its policy implications, and researchers interested in; influencing public policy must therefore invest substantial effort, and; direct that effort differently than in standard research practices. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

publication date

  • December 1, 2005

Date in CU Experts

  • October 21, 2013 2:48 AM

Full Author List

  • Amir O; Ariely D; Cooke A; Dunning D; Epley N; Gneezy U; Koszegi B; Lichtenstein D; Mazar N; Mullainathan S

author count

  • 13

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 443

end page

  • 454


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