Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Policy

Resource Author: John Gowdy

A paper advocating that “irrational” behavior is central to human decision-making and should be the basis for economic policies, particularly those relating to global climate change.
A baseline review for the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Climate Leadership which looks at the role and relevance of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics for climate change policy.
A background paper for the Garrison Institute which bridges the gap between biology and social science to explore new models of human motivation leading to behavioral and social change and a new framework for climate policies.