NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Following Through on Good Intentions: The Power of Planning Prompts

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

NBER Working Paper No. 17995
Issued in April 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Prashant Srivastava, Jennifer Lindner, and our other contacts at Evive Health for conducting the field experiment and providing the data. Michael Puempel provided excellent research assistance. We acknowledge individual and collective financial support from the National Institute on Aging (grants P01AG005842 and P30AG034532). See the authors’ websites for lists of their outside activities. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for David Laibson -----

I have received honoraria for speaking about my academic research at the following private and government organizations:

2011: ANZ, Blackrock, Express Scripts*** (member Scientific Advisory Board), Morningstar

2010: Blackrock, Express Scripts** (member Scientific Advisory Board), Financial Advisers to U.S. Armed Forces Service Members, Financial Planning Association, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, North American Securities Administrators Association (investor protection association comprised of state securities regulators), Pioneer*

2009: AARP, Barclays Global Investors, Express Scripts (member Scientific Advisory Board), Fidelity, Mackenzie, MassMutual, Pioneer*

2008: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alliance Bernstein, Barclays Global Investors, Express Scripts (Scientific Advisory Board), Financial Advisers to U.S. Armed Forces Service Members, MetLife, Pioneer*

2007: AARP, Barclays Global Investors, BP, Citigroup, European Commission, Fidelity, Pioneer*

*Keybridge Research arranged my talks at Pioneer.

**All payments donated to charitable organizations.

***All payments donated directly by Express Scripts to charitable organizations.

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