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Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security? Evidence From a Field Experiment

Jeffrey B. Liebman, Erzo F.P. Luttmer

NBER Working Paper No. 17287
Issued in August 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Michael Anderson, Dan Benjamin, John Geanakoplos, Jeffrey Kling, David Laibson, Annamaria Lusardi, Brigitte Madrian, Susann Rohwedder, Mark Shepard, Stephen Zeldes, and seminar participants at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Harvard University, the NBER Summer Institute, and Stanford University for helpful comments. We thank Kate Mikels, Abdul Tariq, and Victoria Levin for superb research assistance. We thank Michael Anderson for sharing Stata code on familywise error rates. This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-M- 98363-1-01 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. All errors are our own.

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