The effect of proximity on flu-shot participation


John Beshears, James Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, and Gwendolyn Reynolds


Does being close to a health service increase your likelihood of utilizing it? Does being 30 meters versus 100 meters from that service make a difference? In this project, we examine the association between employees’ cubicle locations and their utilization rates of an onsite company sponsored influenza vaccination clinic.


Beshears, J., Choi JJ, Laibson DI, Madrian BC, Reynolds GI (2014). “Vaccination Rates Are Associated with Functional Proximity but Not Base Proximity of Vaccination Clinics.” Working Paper.