Public goods (e.g., parks) and welfare services (e.g., garbage disposal and transportation policies) are extremely important for the citizens’ well-being but in the complex modern societies their influence and effectiveness are affected by the citizens’ support. For this reason, it is crucial to understand which are the factors that influence the citizens’ perception of the benefits, costs, and risks associated to public goods and welfare services. In this chapter, we describe some psychological variables that are relevant for the evaluation process of the public goods, but that are not considered by the standard economic models. At the same time, we show that some variables of central importance for the economic models do not significantly affect the citizens’ evaluations. Finally, we discuss the concept of Nudge, a policy-making approach that suggests the use of psychological mechanisms to increase the citizens’ support to public provision of welfare services.
|Titolo:||On the evaluation of cultural and environmental public goods, and its implications for social innovation.|
|Autori:||Graffeo, Michele; Bonini, Nicolao|
|Titolo del volume contenente il saggio:||Decision making: neural and behavioral approaches|
|Luogo di edizione:||Amsterdam|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.1 Saggio su volume miscellaneo o Capitolo di libro (Essay or Book Chapter)|