Essays on the Behavioural Adaptation to Environmental Change

Human behaviour is at the basis, both, of many environmental problems of our time and their solution. This renders knowledge about human behaviour central to also to the environmental economic discipline. Within the subfield of behavioural economics deviations of actual behaviour from the regularities assumed for homo economicae have been identified along three dimensions: bounded rationality, bounded self-interest and bounded willpower. This theses presents field experimental studies that highlight how behavioral insights along all three of these dimensions can be conducive to the study of environmental economcis.  



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