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- nudging and behavioural sciences

Academic Publications

Hansen, P.G., Larsen, E., Modin, A., Gundersen, C., Schilling, M. (2021) Nudging hand hygiene compliance: a large-scale field experiment on hospital visitors, Journal of Hospital Infection, 2021, ISSN 0195-6701, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2021.09.009.


Hansen, P.G., Larsen, E., & Gundersen, C. (2021). Reporting on one’s behavior: A survey experiment on the nonvalidity of self-reported COVID-19 hygiene-relevant routine behaviors. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-18. doi:10.1017/bpp.2021.13


Hansen, P.G. (2020). ‘Nudging: To know ‘what works’ you need to know why it works’, I : Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy. 3, Special Issue, s. 9-11

Hansen, P.G., Schilling, M., Malthesen, M.S. (2019). ‘Nudging healthy and sustainable food choices: Three field experiments using a vegetarian lunch-default as a normative signal’, Journal of Public Health. 41, 4, pp. 1-6.


Hansen, P.G. & OECD (2019), Tools and Ethics for Applied Behavioural Insights: The BASIC Toolkit, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/9ea76a8f-en.

Hansen, P.G. (2019). ‘The Concepts of Nudge and Nudging in Behavioural Public Policy’, Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy, edited by Strassheim, H. & Beck, S, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 63-77.


Hansen, P.G. (2018). What are we forgetting?, Behavioural Public Policy, Vol 2, no. 2, pp. 190-197.


Hansen, P. G., & Schmidt, K. (2017). BASIC: En diagnostisk tilgang til udviklingen af adfærdsbaseret offentlig politik, Pelle Guldborg Hansen og Karsten Schmidt. Økonomi Og Politik.


Schmidt, K., Schuldt-Jensen, J., & Hansen, P. G. (2017). Rygeadfærd i BASIC-perspektiv: En case fra Københavns Lufthavne om adfærdsdiagnosticering og langtidsvirkning af adfærdsinterventioner. Økonomi Og Politik.


Hansen, P. G. (2017). La Definición de Empujón de Comportamiento y Paternalismo Libertario:¿ La Mano Cabe en el Guante?. In Manual De Economía Del Comportamiento(pp. 168-224).

Hansen, P. G., Skov, L. R., & Skov, K. L. (2016). Making healthy choices easier: regulation versus nudging. Annual review of public health37, 237-251.

Hansen, P. G., Skov, L. R., Jespersen, A. M., Skov, K. L., & Schmidt, K. (2016). Apples versus brownies: A field experiment in rearranging conference snacking buffets to reduce short-term energy intake. Journal of Foodservice Business Research19(1), 122-130.


Hansen, P. G. (2015). The Definition of Nudge and Libertarian Paternalism: Does the Hand Fit the Glove?. European Journal of Risk Regulation, (1), 1-20.


Schmidt, K., Skov, L. R., Jespersen, A. M., Hansen, P. G., Perez-Cueto, A., & Mikkelsen, B. E. (2013, January). Smaller plates, less food waste: A choice architectural experiment in a self-service eating setting. In 20th International Congress of Nutrition.


Hansen, P. G., & Jespersen, A. M. (2013). Nudge and the manipulation of choice: A framework for the responsible use of the nudge approach to behaviour change in public policy. European Journal of Risk Regulation4(1), 3-28.

Other Publications

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Nudging Smoke in Airports

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Nudging Hospital Visitors’ Hand Hygiene Compliance

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Nudging Flow in Copenhagen Airports

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