LDI Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) Kevin Volpp is featured in a Washington Post article about Abu Dhabi's aggressive national plan to pay citizens to stay healthy. It is the world's first such state-sponsored health incentives plan.
The Post said some economists warn that changing habits with monetary and product-based incentives may be difficult in a population as wealthy as Abu Dhabi's. Volpp, MD, PhD, said success of such an initiative may depend on how the programs are designed and how frequently the rewards are doled out, and whether they are in the form of penalties, discounts or checks in the mail.
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