Lades, L., L. Martin & L. DelaneyInforming behavioral policies with data from everyday life


Autorinnen und Autoren:
Leonhard K. Lades, Lucie Martin & Liam Delaney


Behavioural Public Policy, Cambridge University Press

Naturalistic monitoring tools provide detailed information about people’s behaviors and experiences in everyday life. Most naturalistic monitoring research has focused on measuring subjective well-being. This paper discusses how naturalistic monitoring can inform behavioral public policy-making by providing detailed information about everyday decisions and the choice architecture in which these decisions are made. The authors describe how the Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) – a naturalistic monitoring tool popular in the subjective well-being literature – can be used to:

  1. improve ecological validity of behavioral economics
  2. provide mechanistic evidence of the everyday workings of behavioral interventions, and
  3. help us to better understand people’s true preferences.

The authors believe that DRM data on everyday life have great potential to support the design and evaluation of behavioral policies.

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