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Robert Hahn releases new policy paper: “The Impact of Behavioral Science Experiments on Energy Policy”

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The Impact of Behavioral Science Experiments on Energy Policy” by CBPP Senior Policy Scholar Robert Hahn and co-author Robert Metcalfe provides a survey and synthesis of behavioral experiments that may affect energy consumption, focusing primarily on experiments examining how alternative behavior interventions affect residential electricity consumption. The paper demonstrates that behavioral science offers some useful insights on how to design better energy policies and offers some suggestions for future research that could be useful to policy makers. The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is pleased to present this paper to further the discussion.