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Helping People help themselves: Insights from behavioral economics for policies to counter addiction

Abstract : Insights from behavioral economics have the potential to generate novel interventions and policies as well as inscrease the effectiveness of standard prescriptions. Here we discuss approaches to address addictions. These insights hinge on leveraging devision-making biases to help people overcome mistakes. Examples of these strategies include changing the presentation of information, restructuring incentives, and providing opportunities for precommitment. Rigorously testing different policy ideas is key to putting them into practice. Governments should consider a systematic approach to policy development using behavioral economics.
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Jody Sindelar, Elizabeth Beasley. Helping People help themselves: Insights from behavioral economics for policies to counter addiction. LIEPP Policy Brief, 2014, 15, ⟨10.25647/liepp.pb.15⟩. ⟨hal-03393006⟩

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