On Sep 10, the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom will host Nico Maloberti, Bowling Green State University, Liberty Fund Fellow, as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. His talk is entitled "Nudges For (Better) Voters." (Abstract below.)
Thursday, Sep 10, 12:30-1:45pm, in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center, Marshall 280 (right above Paradise Bakery). Feel free to bring lunch.
For further information, please visit the Arizona Freedom Center at http://freedomcenter.arizona.edu/colloquium
Nudges For (Better) Voters
Policy makers are increasingly relying on the insights from behavioral economics, and behavioral sciences more generally, to address a variety of social concerns. Guided by the prevalent focus of much of that literature, their efforts have largely concentrated on mitigating the effects of individuals' cognitive and motivational biases on individuals' own private matters; such as those having to do with savings and personal health. The possibility for mitigating the external effects of individuals' biases in the realm of collective choice have not yet been exhaustively explored. This article suggests some possible applications of "choice architecture," or "nudges," to minimize the impact of voters' biases and limitations on the quality of democratic choice.