Indignation is often understood to be the translation of an essentially just moral evaluation. However, it is necessary to investigate the ambiguities of this moral emotion. In the first part, an examination of the genealogy of indignation sheds light on the differences and similarities between ancient and modern conceptions of indignation. Modern indignation presupposes a… Read more »
Environmental policies are increasingly informed by behavioral economics insights. ‘Green nudges’ in particular have been suggested as a promising new tool to encourage consumers to act in an environmentally benign way, such as choosing renewable energy sources or saving energy. While there is an emerging literature on the instrumental effectiveness of behavioral policy tools such… Read more »
In recent years, a novel, specifically institutional approach to public regulation has become popular, particularly in the Anglo-Saxon world: ‘Libertarian Paternalism’ promises to tackle society’s problems in a way that increases welfare without compromising people’s freedom and autonomy. The key instrument advanced by this programme is nudges. Although nudges’ ethical quality has been discussed at… Read more »
Vom 5. bis 7. Januar 2018 trafen sich Teilnehmer der ersten beiden Jahrgänge der Agora Sommerakademie in Erfurt zum ersten Alumni-Treffen. Von den insgesamt 35 Alumni machten sich 17 auf den (zum Teil sehr langen) Weg nach Erfurt, um alte Freunde wiederzusehen und neue zu gewinnen. Die programmatische Gestaltung lag vollständig in der Hand der jungen Menschen zwischen 17 und 23 Jahren.
The Cevro Institute, a private college in Prague, offers a degree in PPE & Behavioral aims to provide students with a cutting-edge knowledge of how behavioral science can be used to help inform the design of policy initiatives.
In this paper, Christian Schubert elaborates on the political economy driving the implementation of „nudges“ by self-interested (and possibly boundedly rational) policy makers and bureaucrats.
Dr. Karen Horn has interviewed Israel M. Kirzner for the academic journal Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik. An English-language version has now been published by the online magazine CapX. Here is Kirzner’s take on neoclassical economics: „For neoclassicals, the entrepreneurial element is a nuisance, a pest, something they would wish to eliminate because it makes it difficult or in fact impossible for them to derive clear results.“
The Editors of the new Schmollers Jahrbuch Journal of Contextual Economics, Nils Goldschmidt (University of Siegen), Erik Grimmer-Solem (Wesleyan University), and Joachim Zweynert (Witten/Herdecke University) are glad to announce that the first issue has now appeared. It contains contributions by John B. Davis, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Richard Sturn, Stephen T. Ziliak & Samuel Barbour, and Philip Mirowski.