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Paternalism, Autonomy, or Both? Experimental Evidence from Energy Saving Programs

@inproceedings{Ida2021PaternalismAO,
  title={Paternalism, Autonomy, or Both? Experimental Evidence from Energy Saving Programs},
  author={Takanori Ida and Takunori Ishihara and Koichiro Ito and Daido Kido and Toru Kitagawa and Shosei Sakaguchi and Shusaku Sasaki},
  year={2021}
}
Identifying who should be treated is a central question in economics. There are two competing approaches to targeting—paternalistic and autonomous. In the paternalistic approach, policymakers optimally target the policy given observable individual characteristics. In contrast, the autonomous approach acknowledges that individuals may possess key unobservable information on heterogeneous policy impacts, and allows them to self-select into treatment. In this paper, we propose a new approach that… 

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