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Are Consumers Poorly Informed about Fuel Economy? Evidence from Two Experiments

Hunt Allcott, Christopher Knittel

NBER Working Paper No. 23076
Issued in January 2017

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We are grateful to Will Tucker, Jamie Kimmel, and others at ideas42 for research management and to Skand Goel for research assistance. We thank Catherine Wolfram and seminar participants at the 2017 ASSA meetings, the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, and the University of California Energy Institute for comments. Funding was provided by the Ford-MIT Alliance, and we are grateful to Ford's Emily Kolinski Morris for her collaboration and support of the experiments. Notwithstanding, Ford had no control over the data, analysis, interpretation, editorial content, or other aspects of this paper. This RCT was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for randomized control trials under trial number AEARCTR-0001421. Screen shots of the interventions and code to replicate the analysis are available from Hunt Allcott's website: https://sites.google.com/site/allcott/research. 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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