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Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik

Editor-in-Chief: Paqué, Karl-Heinz

Ed. by Arnold, Lutz / Corneo, Giacomo / Grimm, Veronika / Horn, Karen / Schneider, Friedrich / Wagner, Franz

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Volume 12, Issue 4

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Wohlwollendes Anschubsen: Was ist mit liberalem Paternalismus zu erreichen und was sind seine Nebenwirkungen?

Jan Schnellenbach
Published Online: 2012-06-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2516.2012.00381.x

Abstract

We discuss the idea of libertarian paternalism, which supposedly allows individuals to make better decisions, if they suffer from typical shortcomings in individual rationality, as they have been identified by behavioral economics. In particular, we discuss the normative foundations of libertarian paternalism, and decision-making on paternalist policies in a political economy framework. It is argued that a systematic improvement of the quality of individual decision-making through paternalist policies is not to be expected, and that serious unintended consequences may occur.

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Published Online: 2012-06-03

Published in Print: 2011-11-01


Citation Information: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 445–459, ISSN (Online) 1468-2516, ISSN (Print) 1465-6493, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2516.2012.00381.x.

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