Behavioural economics, travel behaviour and environmental-transport policy

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The transport sector creates much environmental pressure. Many current policies aimed at reducing this pressure are not fully effective because the behavioural aspects of travellers are insufficiently recognised. Insights from behavioural economics can contribute to a better understanding of travel behaviour and choices, and the impact of these on policies. Nevertheless, few studies have examined this issue. We review these and provide a broader, more encompassing perspective on environmental policy focused on transport, and taking into account bounded rationality as well as social preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-305
JournalTransportation Research, Part D: Transport and Environment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Behavioural economics
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Transport policy
  • Travel behaviour


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