The customer cannot choose

People can choose and they make many choices each and every day. However, most people are unaware of how strong their environment influences the choices they make. In his inaugural address, Bas Donkers highlights the impact of what people see (and what they don’t see), what people experience (and what they don’t experience), or more general, the impact of salient decision characteristics. Evidence will be provided in a number of applications that range from online consumer search behavior to physician prescription behavior. The lessons to be learned from this for marketers and policymakers are highlighted in the context of pension savings decisions and health state valuations.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.

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