An important tool for policy makers to induce compliance with set sustainability goals is to ensure that sanctions are designed in a way that they effectively deter non-compliance, hence induce law-abiding behaviour. From a standard rational point of view, primarily the size of the sanction should matter and the likelihood by which one will be detected and convicted. Behavioural research, however, tells us that people are not necessarily as calculative as the rational model implies. By variations in the shape rather than the size or probability of a sanction, sanctions can take different forms and become more or less effective depending on the way they are introduced. By expanding the findings of rational choice theory, this experimental research project will uncover the behavioural aspects of people’s reactions to different sanctioning mechanisms.
Prof. Dr. Franziska Weber
Tel.: +49 40 42838-7845 E-Mail: franziska.weber"AT"uni-hamburg.de
2016 bis 2018
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pieter T.M. Desmet (Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics/ Erasmus University Rotterdam)
KNU (Föli 4)