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Do Individuals Make Sensible Health Insurance Decisions? Evidence from a Menu with Dominated Options

Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, Justin Sydnor

NBER Working Paper No. 21160
Issued in May 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank a number of individuals for their generous advice and feedback including Alan Auerbach, Ned Augenblick, Linda Babcock, Zarek Brot-Goldberg, Ryan Bubb, David Card,David Coughlin, Stefano DellaVigna, Joe Farrell, Ben Handel, Hilary Hoynes, Botond Koszegi, Prasad Krishnamurthy, David Laibson, Bridget Madrian, Ulrike Malmendier, Daniel McFadden, John Miller, Sendhil Mullainathan, Devin Pope, Matthew Rabin, Emmanuel Saez, Joshua Schwartzstein, Andrei Shleifer, and David Sraer. We additionally thank seminar participants at U.C. Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western University, Cornell University, Georgia State, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, the London School of Economics, M.I.T., and Oxford University. 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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