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nudge

A term of art referring to a health-promoting philosophy in the UK in which people are incentivised into leading healthier lives by gently pushing them in the right direction with vouchers for healthy living, foods, walking and so on. Some view “nudging” as more effective than “nannying”, in which government attempts to reinforce healthy habits in citizens with regulations and sanctions forunhealthy behaviour or actions.
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Lebanon's first nudge unit, Nudge Lebanon, has tested numerous small behavioral interventions and demonstrated the profound impact it has on increasing citizen compliance with the law.
Other nudge experiments currently underway include efforts to increase payments in Lebanese lira (in line with the central bank's strategy to reduce dollarization in Lebanon), promote voluntary compliance with the smoking ban in restaurants, reduce illegal u-turns, and encourage victims and witnesses of government corruption to report these incidents and seek legal advice.
The relatively new school of nudge economics brings together behavioral science, public policy and psychology to affect decision making to subtly shift people's choices and habits.
Its] about making it easier, we always say the difference between countries that are in the high 90th [percentile] for organ donation and those today in the single digit percentage is a nudge.
Part III illustrates the concept by explaining how quasi-paternalism provides a ground for preferring nudges to other policy tools that restrict choice, such as mandates.
Following a number of recent papers, (7) I define nudges in terms of a policymake 's choice of frame.
Consideration of how past government nudges probably promoted obesity should give pause to nudge theorists.
This paper is partly based on a working paper "Nutritional Label Nudges Are Unlikely to Improve Public Health" for the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty.
There is little support for the prediction that nutritional labeling nudges consumers toward healthier diets.
Any judgment between System 1 and System 2 nudges would seem to require judgments about social welfare and individual autonomy, and the extent to which one or another nudge will promote them.
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The researchers next set out to determine whether nudges help coax people into making a habit of exercise, which they defined as whether members of the sample group signed up for a new contract within 90 days of the expiration of the first one.