Consumer Behaviour with Environmental and Social Externalities: Implications for Analysis and Policy

@article{Dasgupta2016ConsumerBW,
  title={Consumer Behaviour with Environmental and Social Externalities: Implications for Analysis and Policy},
  author={Partha Dasgupta and Dale Southerton and Alistair M Ulph and David T Ulph},
  journal={Environmental and Resource Economics},
  year={2016},
  volume={65},
  pages={191-226}
}
In this paper we summarise some of our recent work on consumer behaviour, drawing on recent developments in behavioural economics, particularly linked to sociology as much as psychology, in which consumers are embedded in a social context, so their behaviour is shaped by their interactions with other consumers. For the purpose of this paper we also allow consumption to cause environmental damage. Analysing the social context of consumption naturally lends itself to the use of game theoretic… CONTINUE READING
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