This chapter goes beyond classic nudges in introducing public policy practitioners and researchers worldwide to a wide range of behavioural change interventions like boosts, thinks, and nudge pluses. These policy tools, much like their classic nudge counterpart, are libertarian, internality targeting and behaviourally informed policies that lie at the origin of the behavioural policy cube as originally conceived by Oliver. This chapter undertakes a review of these instruments, in systematically and holistically comparing them. Nudge pluses are truly hybrid nudge-think strategies, in that they combine the best features of the reflexive nudges and the more deliberative boosts (or, think) strategies. Going forward, the chapter prescribes the consideration of a wider policy toolkit in directing interventions to tackle societal problems and hopes to break the false synonymity of behavioural based policies with nudge-type interventions only.

Banerjee, Sanchayan. “Rethinking the Origin of the Behavioural Policy Cube With Nudge Plus.” In Behavioral-Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies.edited by Viorel Mihaila, 1-16. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2021. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-2731-3.ch001

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