Nudges, Prosocial Preferences & Behavior : Essays in Behavioral Economics
Abstract: Nudges are interventions based on behavioral insights and have received a great deal of attention in recent years. This dissertation investigates how nudges may affect prosocial preferences and behavior through their intended effects, but also their unintended consequences. Essay 1 is a theoretical treatment of how nudges may affect preferences and behavior, while Essays 2 and 3 employ experimental approaches investigating the same themes. The final essay of this thesis investigates the impact of the renewable energy transition in Europe (and Eastern Europe) on employment employing the Eurostat energy database.
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