Reading List for the 2019 Winter School on Taxes, User Charges and Behavioural Change

Year Published 2019
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Discussion papers
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Economic Development, Finance


A reading list in preparation for the 2019 Winter School focusing on how behavioural economics can help to influence the behaviour of consumers and producers towards desirable public policy objectives. While a core principle of tax policy design is that taxes and other revenue instruments, such as levies and user charges, should be as neutral and economically efficient as possible, new policy challenges relating to environmental sustainability and chronic lifestyle diseases need new policy solutions. Behavioural economics is developing new methodologies and an evidence basis on which policymakers can draw when facing huge policy issues, such as human well-being, climate change, poverty, inequality and development.

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