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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Creatures of Habit? The Art of Behavioural Change

Title:
Creatures of Habit? The Art of Behavioural Change

Abstract:
This paper seeks to highlight the potential of behavioural economics to provide insights for policymakers in analysing problems associated with individual behaviours and finding appropriate policy solutions and interventions to tackle them. it does so by examining behavioural change theory from an economic perspective and focuses on three key drivers of behaviours: external factors (the financial and effort costs well known by policymakers), internal factors (habits and cognitive processes) and social factors (societal norms and cultural attitudes). The latter two categories are less well understood and considered by policymakers.

URL:
http://www.smf.co.uk/assets/files/publications/SMF_Creatures_of_Habit.pdf

Source:
Social Market Foundation

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2008

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