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[International Book Release] Nudge and the Law - A European Perspective, Edited by Alberto Alemanno & Anne-Lise Sibony - Foreword by Cass Sunstein

16 June 2015

Behavioral sciences help refine our understanding of human decision-making. Their insights are immensely relevant for policy-making, since public intervention works much better when it targets real people rather than imaginary beings assumed to be perfectly rational. Increasingly, governments around the world are keen to rely on those insights for reshaping public interventions in a wide range of policy areas such as energy, health, financial services and data protection. When policy-making meets behavioral sciences, effective and low-cost regulations can emerge in the form of default rules, smart disclosure and simplification requirements.

While behaviorally-informed intervention has a huge potential for policy-making, it also attracts legitimacy and practicability concerns. Nudge and the Law takes a European perspective on those issues and explores the legal implications of the emergent phenomenon of behavioral regulation by focusing on the challenges and opportunities it may offer to EU policy-making and beyond.

Contributors: Anne van Aaken, University of St. Gallen; Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris; Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin; Péter Cserne, University of Hull; Claire A. Dunlop, University of Exeter; Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University; Geneviève Helleringer, University of Oxford; Orly Lobel, University of San Diego; Fabiana di Porto, University of Salento; Murieann Quigley, University of Bristol; Claudio M. Radaelli, University of Exeter; Nicoletta Rangone, University of Palermo; Anne-Lise Sibony, University of Louvain; Alessandro Spina, European Medicines Agency; Elen Stokes, Cardiff University; Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School; Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, Leiden University; Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam

About the Editors

Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law and Risk Regulation at HEC Paris and Global Clinical Professor at New York University School of Law.

Anne-Lise Sibony is Professor of EU Law at the University of Louvain.

About HEC Paris

Specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Programs, MBA, PhD, HEC Executive MBA and TRIUM Global Executive MBA. Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founding member of ParisTech, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 110 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.

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