Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/207138
Authors: 
Cerruti, Davide
Daminato, Claudio
Filippini, Massimo
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Working Paper Series 19/316
Abstract: 
Isolating the role of limited knowledge, psychological frictions and policy characteristics is key when evaluating a public program and designing future policies. This paper explores the role of awareness about the presence of fiscal programs in determining their impact on individual choices. Our identification strategy exploits quasi-experimental variation in the introduction of fiscal incentives aimed at promoting the purchase of energy efficient vehicles, and a direct measure of policy awareness at the individual level. We find an important impact of awareness on consumers' vehicle choices, highlighting that limited awareness may represent a critical barrier to the effectiveness of public programs.
Subjects: 
Policy awareness
Fiscal programs
Environmental taxation
Vehicle choices
JEL: 
D12
D83
H23
H31
Q48
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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