A blind spot in driving decisions: How neglecting costs puts us in overdrive

Journal Article (Letter;Journal)

This article discusses how people often neglect the financial costs associated with driving. As a consequence they take trips that are contrary to their own self-interest and cause unnecessary harm to the environment through carbon emissions. Two empirical studies demonstrate that when people do explicitly consider financial costs they are inclined to drive less. The article concludes by offering several solutions to help people learn and account for their driving costs. © Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Feiler, DC; Soll, JB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 285 - 290

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0009

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10584-009-9759-z

Citation Source

  • Scopus