Professor Signa Daum Shanks Comments on Behavioural Economics, Provincial Governments, and Indigenous Peoples: “Tackling Root Causes a Sound Policy”

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Senior civil servants in Ottawa recently took short courses on behavioural economics — a subfield that uses words such as “nudge” and “incentives” to construct strategies that encourage people to do things that originally seemed, well, unappealing. It’s in line with the thought that we do things more efficiently when we like what we’re doing.