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Asymmetric Paternalism to Improve Health Behaviors

posted Jan 18, 2010, 7:23 PM by Tawanna Dillahunt
This paper by George Loewenstein et al. describes behavioral economics to change behavior.  In this article, they propose an approach to public policy, termed asymmetric paternalism, which focuses on structuring incentives to help maximize the likelihood that we engage in beneficial behaviors (i.e., changing defaults to be beneficial, etc...).
Tawanna Dillahunt,
Jan 18, 2010, 7:30 PM