Hunt Allcott

Department of Economics
New York University
19 W. 4th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10012

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NBER Program Affiliations: EEE , IO , PE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate

NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2018Ramsey Strikes Back: Optimal Commodity Taxes and Redistribution in the Presence of Salience Effects
with Benjamin Lockwood, Dmitry Taubinsky: w24233
December 2017The Geography of Poverty and Nutrition: Food Deserts and Food Choices Across the United States
with Rebecca Diamond, Jean-Pierre Dubé: w24094
July 2017Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policies
NBER Reporter 2017 number 2
May 2017Measuring the Welfare Effects of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
with Michael Greenstone: w23386
January 2017Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
with Matthew Gentzkow: w23089

Published: Hunt Allcott & Matthew Gentzkow, 2017. "Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 31(2), pages 211-236.

Are Consumers Poorly Informed about Fuel Economy? Evidence from Two Experiments
with Christopher Knittel: w23076
October 2015The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons
with Judd B. Kessler: w21671
May 2015Regulating Internalities
with Cass R. Sunstein: w21187

Published: Hunt Allcott & Cass R. Sunstein, 2015. "REGULATING INTERNALITIES," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol 34(3), pages 698-705. citation courtesy of

September 2014Dutch Disease or Agglomeration? The Local Economic Effects of Natural Resource Booms in Modern America
with Daniel Keniston: w20508
August 2014Paternalism and Energy Efficiency: An Overview

Published: Hunt Allcott, 2016. "Paternalism and Energy Efficiency: An Overview," Annual Review of Economics, vol 8(1).

April 2014The Role of Sales Agents in Information Disclosure: Evidence from a Field Experiment
with Richard Sweeney: w20048

Published: Hunt Allcott & Richard L. Sweeney, 2017. "The Role of Sales Agents in Information Disclosure: Evidence from a Field Experiment," Management Science, vol 63(1), pages 21-39.

March 2014How Do Electricity Shortages Affect Industry? Evidence from India
with Allan Collard-Wexler, Stephen D. O'Connell: w19977

Published: Hunt Allcott & Allan Collard-Wexler & Stephen D. O'Connell, 2016. "How Do Electricity Shortages Affect Industry? Evidence from India," American Economic Review, vol 106(3), pages 587-624. citation courtesy of

December 2013The Lightbulb Paradox: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments
with Dmitry Taubinsky: w19713

Published: Evaluating Behaviorally Motivated Policy: Experimental Evidence from the Lightbulb Market Hunt Allcott Dmitry Taubinsky AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW VOL. 105, NO. 8, AUGUST 2015 (pp. 2501-38)

November 2012Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy, and the Energy Paradox
with Nathan Wozny: w18583

Published: Allcott, Hunt, and Nathan Wozny ( 2014 ). “Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy, and the Energy Paradox.” Rev iew of Economics and Statistics , Vol. 96 , No. 10 (December), pages 779 - 795

October 2012The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Energy Conservation
with Todd Rogers: w18492

Published: Allcott, Hunt, and Todd Rogers. 2014. "The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Energy Conservation." American Economic Review, 104(10): 3003-37. DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.10.3003

September 2012Site Selection Bias in Program Evaluation

Published: Hunt Allcott, 2015. "Site Selection Bias in Program Evaluation," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol 130(3), pages 1117-1165.

May 2012The Smart Grid, Entry, and Imperfect Competition in Electricity Markets
April 2012Energy Policy with Externalities and Internalities
with Sendhil Mullainathan, Dmitry Taubinsky: w17977

Allcott, Hunt, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Dmitry Taubinsky (Forthcoming). “Energy Policy with Externalities and Internalities.” Journal of Public Economics. Volume 112, April 2014, Pages 72–88

January 2012Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?
with Michael Greenstone: w17766

Published: Hunt Allcott & Michael Greenstone, 2012. "Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 26(1), pages 3-28, Winter. citation courtesy of

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