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Incentives, Commitments and Habit Formation in Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company

Heather Royer, Mark F. Stehr, Justin R. Sydnor

NBER Working Paper No. 18580
Issued in November 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are thankful for funding from the National Science Foundation, the Upjohn Institute, and the Case Western Reserve University ACES fund. Royer also thanks the RAND corporation for support through the NIA. We are appreciative for the outstanding research assistant work of Stephen Cabrera, Andrew Chang, Vishal Chauhan, Tina Chen, Jon Evans, Natalie Greene, Brian Jameson, Victor Marta, Rachel Smith, and Bert Wagner. We appreciate the comments and suggestions of Nava Ashraf, John Beshears, Eric Bettinger, Tanguy Brachet, John Cawley, David Clingingsmith, Stefano DellaVigna, Uri Gneezy, Dean Karlan, Nicola Lacetera, and Jason Lindo along with those of various seminar and conference participants. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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