Behavioral Economics and Public Health

Behavioral Economics and Public Health

Christina A. Roberto and Ichiro Kawachi

Print publication date: Sep 2015

ISBN: 9780199398331

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Behavioral Economics and Public Health is the first title to apply the groundbreaking insights of behavioral economics to the persisting problems of health behaviors and behavior change. In addition to providing a primer on the behavioral economics principles that are most relevant to public health, this title offers details on how these principles can be employed to mitigating the world's greatest health threats, including obesity, smoking, risky sexual behavior, and excessive drinking. With contributions from an international team of scholars from psychology, economics, marketing, public health, and medicine, this title is a trailblazing new approach to the most difficult and important problems of our time.