NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?

John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian

NBER Working Paper No. 14859
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

This publication was made possible by generous grants from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-05 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. We have benefited from the comments of Annamaria Lusardi and conference participants at the 2009 ASSA Meetings in San Francisco. We appreciate the research assistance of Christina Jenq, Eric Zwick, Anna Blank, Kyle Chauvin, Shaq Chi, Heidi Liu, Will Pan, Logan Pritchard, Akeel Rangwala, Chelsea Zhang, and Christina Zhou. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, the NBER, or FINRA. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, formerly known as the NASD Investor Education Foundation, supports innovative research and educational projects that give investors the tools and information they need to better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing. For details about grant programs and other new initiatives of the Foundation, visit www.finrafoundation.org.

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