NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Working Group on Behavioral Economics


2014
w20496 Jonathan Zinman
Household Debt: Facts, Puzzles, Theories, and Policies

w20480 Andrea M. Buffa
Dimitri Vayanos
Paul Woolley

Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices

w20476 Alex Edmans
Luis Goncalves-Pinto
Yanbo Wang
Moqi Xu

Strategic News Releases in Equity Vesting Months

w20458 Erzo F.P. Luttmer
Monica Singhal

Tax Morale

w20440 William Goetzmann
Elena Mamonova
Christophe Spaenjers

The Economics of Aesthetics and Three Centuries of Art Price Records

w20439 Kent Daniel
Tobias J. Moskowitz

Momentum Crashes

w20437 Lorenz Kueng
Tax News: Identifying Tax Expectations from Municipal Bonds with an Application to Household Consumption

w20401 Benjamin J. Keys
Devin G. Pope
Jaren C. Pope

Failure to Refinance

w20387 Lori Beaman
Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert
Christopher Udry

Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

w20385 Hannah Trachtman
Andrew Steinkruger
Mackenzie Wood
Adam Wooster
James Andreoni
James J. Murphy
Justin M. Rao

Fair Weather Avoidance: Unpacking Costs and Benefits in Replication of 'Avoiding the Ask'

w20384 Byungkyu Lee
Dalton Conley

Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?

w20381 Keith M Marzilli Ericson
On the Interaction of Memory and Procrastination: Implications for Reminders

w20378 Judd B. Kessler
Alvin E. Roth

Don't Take ‘No’ For An Answer: An Experiment With Actual Organ Donor Registrations

w20363 Hunt Allcott
Paternalism and Energy Efficiency: An Overview

w20347 Christopher A. Parsons
Johan Sulaeman
Sheridan Titman

The Geography of Financial Misconduct

w20343 Eric J. Allen
Patricia M. Dechow
Devin G. Pope
George Wu

Reference-Dependent Preferences: Evidence from Marathon Runners

w20320 David Bradford
Charles Courtemanche
Garth Heutel
Patrick McAlvanah
Christopher Ruhm

Time Preferences and Consumer Behavior

w20318 Brigitte C. Madrian
Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design

w20300 Alex Edmans
Lucius Li
Chendi Zhang

Employee Satisfaction, Labor Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around The World

w20298 Lorenz Kueng
Evgeny Yakovlev

How Persistent Are Consumption Habits? Micro-Evidence from Russia's Alcohol Market

w20295 Bart J. Bronnenberg
Jean-Pierre Dubé
Matthew Gentzkow
Jesse M. Shapiro

Do Pharmacists Buy Bayer? Informed Shoppers and the Brand Premium

w20290 Raj Chetty
Emmanuel Saez
László Sándor

What Policies Increase Prosocial Behavior? An Experiment with Referees at the Journal of Public Economics

w20282 Itamar Drechsler
Qingyi Freda Drechsler

The Shorting Premium and Asset Pricing Anomalies

w20268 Bruce I. Carlin
Li Jiang
Stephen A. Spiller

Learning Millennial-Style

w20266 Mark Jacobsen
Jacob LaRiviere
Michael Price

Public Goods Provision in the Presence of Heterogeneous Green Preferences

w20261 Santosh Anagol
Thomas Fujiwara

The Runner-Up Effect

w20240 John Komlos
Behavioral Indifference Curves

w20190 Daniel Andrei
Bruce Carlin
Michael Hasler

Model Disagreement and Economic Outlook

w20184 James Andreoni
Andy Brownback

Grading on a Curve, and other Effects of Group Size on All-Pay Auctions

w20170 Greg Fischer
Dean Karlan
Margaret McConnell
Pia Raffler

To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

w20154 Stefano Giglio
Matteo Maggiori
Johannes Stroebel

No-Bubble Condition: Model-free Tests in Housing Markets

w20152 Atif Mian
Amir Sufi

House Price Gains and U.S. Household Spending from 2002 to 2006

w20146 Raymond Fisman
Pamela Jakiela
Shachar Kariv

How Did Distributional Preferences Change During the Great Recession?

w20145 Raymond Fisman
Pamela Jakiela
Shachar Kariv

The Distributional Preferences of Americans

w20135 Julian C. Jamison
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs

w20133 Stefano Giglio
Matteo Maggiori
Johannes Stroebel

Very Long-Run Discount Rates

w20132 John A. List
Anya Savikhin Samek

The Behavioralist as Nutritionist: Leveraging Behavioral Economics To Improve Child Food Choice and Consumption

w20127 Keith M. Marzilli Ericson
When Consumers Do Not Make an Active Decision: Dynamic Default Rules and their Equilibrium Effects

w20125 Alexander L. Brown
Joanna N. Lahey

Small Victories: Creating Intrinsic Motivation in Savings and Debt Reduction

w20106 Pedro Bordalo
Nicola Gennaioli
Andrei Shleifer

Stereotypes

w20072 Robert F. Stambaugh
Investment Noise and Trends

w20047 Dean Karlan
Daniel H. Wood

The Effect of Effectiveness: Donor Response to Aid Effectiveness in a Direct Mail Fundraising Experiment

w20013 Kala Krishna
Saziye P. Akyol

Preferences, Selection, and Value Added: A Structural Approach

w20007 Michael Hallsworth
John List
Robert Metcalfe
Ivo Vlaev

The Behavioralist As Tax Collector: Using Natural Field Experiments to Enhance Tax Compliance

w19986 Werner Erhard
Michael C. Jensen

Putting integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach

w19897 Michael Woodford
An Optimizing Neuroeconomic Model of Discrete Choice

w19874 Alberto Bisin
Kyle Hyndman

Present-Bias, Procrastination and Deadlines in a Field Experiment

w19863 Dean Karlan
Leigh L. Linden

Loose Knots: Strong versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

w19862 Philip J. Cook
Kenneth Dodge
George Farkas
Roland G. Fryer
Jr
Jonathan Guryan
Jens Ludwig
Susan Mayer
Harold Pollack
Laurence Steinberg

The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago

w19832 Stefano DellaVigna
John A. List
Ulrike Malmendier
Gautam Rao

Voting to Tell Others

w19827 Manuela Angelucci
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

w19817 Alex Chinco
Christopher Mayer

Misinformed Speculators and Mispricing in the Housing Market

w19799 Dalida Kadyrzhanova
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf

Governing Misvalued Firms

w19798 Hyun-Soo Choi
Harrison Hong
Jeffrey Kubik
Jeffrey P. Thompson

When Real Estate is the Only Game in Town


2013
w19765 Devin G. Pope
Joseph Price
Justin Wolfers

Awareness Reduces Racial Bias

w19731 Nicola Lacetera
Bradley J. Larsen
Devin G. Pope
Justin R. Sydnor

Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes

w19696 Dean Karlan
Adam Osman
Jonathan Zinman

Follow the Money: Methods for Identifying Consumption and Investment Responses to a Liquidity Shock

w19682 Jonathan Zinman
Consumer Credit: Too Much or Too Little (or Just Right)?

w19681 Andrea Frazzini
David Kabiller
Lasse H. Pedersen

Buffett’s Alpha

w19666 Omar Al-Ubaydli
John A. List

On the Generalizability of Experimental Results in Economics: With A Response To Camerer

w19665 James T. Edwards
John A. List

Toward an Understanding of why Suggestions Work in Charitable Fundraising: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

w19660 Fuhai Hong
Tanjim Hossain
John A. List
Migiwa Tanaka

Testing the Theory of Multitasking: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment in Chinese Factories

w19654 Kelly Bedard
Peter J. Kuhn

Making Nutritional Information Digestible: Effects of a Receipt-Based Intervention on Restaurant Purchases

w19639 Anna D. Sinaiko
Christopher C. Afendulis
Richard G. Frank

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans in Miami-Dade County: Evidence of Status Quo Bias?

w19615 Elaine M. Liu
Juanjuan Meng
Joseph Tao-yi Wang

Confucianism and Preferences: Evidence from Lab Experiments in Taiwan and China

w19606 Sumit Agarwal
Itzhak Ben-David
Vincent Yao

Collateral Valuation and Borrower Financial Constraints: Evidence from the Residential Real Estate Market

w19591 Robert L. Clark
Jennifer A. Maki
Melinda Sandler Morrill

Can Simple Informational Nudges Increase Employee Participation in a 401(k) Plan?

w19570 Clemens Sialm
Zheng Sun
Lu Zheng

Home Bias and Local Contagion: Evidence from Funds of Hedge Funds

w19569 Clemens Sialm
Laura Starks
Hanjiang Zhang

Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Sticky or Discerning Money?

w19550 Sumit Agarwal
Gene Amromin
Itzhak Ben-David
Souphala Chomsisengphet
Douglas D. Evanoff

Predatory Lending and the Subprime Crisis

w19527 Keith M Marzilli Ericson
Amanda Starc

How Product Standardization Affects Choice: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange

w19515 Guoying Deng
Li Gan
Manuel A. Hernandez

Do People Overreact? Evidence from the Housing Market After the Wenchuan Earthquake

w19514 Markus K. Brunnermeier
Martin Oehmke

Predatory Short Selling

w19510 Ben Gilbert
Joshua S. Graff Zivin

Dynamic Salience with Intermittent Billing: Evidence from Smart Electricity Meters

w19508 Katherine B. Coffman
Lucas C. Coffman
Keith M. Marzilli Ericson

The Size of the LGBT Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated

w19480 Amanda Pallais
Small Differences that Matter: Mistakes in Applying to College

w19437 Santosh Anagol
Alvin Etang
Dean Karlan

Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?

w19432 Ing-Haw Cheng
Harrison Hong
Kelly Shue

Do Managers Do Good with Other People's Money?

w19392 James Andreoni
Michael A. Kuhn
Charles Sprenger

On Measuring Time Preferences

w19386 Rong Hai
Dirk Krueger
Andrew Postlewaite

On the Welfare Cost of Consumption Fluctuations in the Presence of Memorable Goods

w19384 Keith M. Marzilli Ericson
Andreas Fuster

The Endowment Effect

w19383 Avanidhar Subrahmanyam
Sheridan Titman

Financial Market Shocks and the Macroeconomy

w19378 Marc Martos-Vila
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf
Jarrad Harford

Financial vs. Strategic Buyers

w19329 Arik Levinson
Happiness, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy

w19318 Andrew Caplin
Mark Dean

Behavioral Implications of Rational Inattention with Shannon Entropy

w19290 Yen-cheng Chang
Harrison Hong
Inessa Liskovich

Regression Discontinuity and the Price Effects of Stock Market Indexing

w19289 John A. List
Michael K. Price

Using Field Experiments in Environmental and Resource Economics

w19277 Peter J. Kuhn
Marie-Claire Villeval

Are Women More Attracted to Cooperation Than Men?

w19264 Pascaline Dupas
Jonathan Robinson

Daily Needs, Income Targets and Labor Supply: Evidence from Kenya

w19250 Pietro Ortoleva
Erik Snowberg

Overconfidence in Political Behavior

w19246 Robin Greenwood
Samuel Hanson

Waves in Ship Prices and Investment

w19231 Steven G. Allen
Robert L. Clark
Jennifer Maki
Melinda Sandler Morrill

Golden Years or Financial Fears? Decision Making After Retirement Seminars

w19224 Richard G. Newell
Juha V. Siikamäki

Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: The Role of Information Labels

w19219 Diego Comin
Johannes Rode

From Green Users to Green Voters

w19189 Nicholas Barberis
Robin Greenwood
Lawrence Jin
Andrei Shleifer

X-CAPM: An Extrapolative Capital Asset Pricing Model

w19168 Jeffrey R. Brown
Arie Kapteyn
Erzo F.P. Luttmer
Olivia S. Mitchell

Decision Complexity as a Barrier to Annuitization

w19130 Emel Filiz-Ozbay
Jonathan Guryan
Kyle Hyndman
Melissa Schettini Kearney
Erkut Y. Ozbay

Do Lottery Payments Induce Savings Behavior: Evidence from the Lab

w19119 Manuela Angelucci
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

w19117 Nicola Gennaioli
Andrei Shleifer
Robert W. Vishny

Finance and the Preservation of Wealth

w19114 Roland G. Fryer
Jr.
Philipp Harms
Matthew O. Jackson

Updating Beliefs with Ambiguous Evidence: Implications for Polarization

w19103 Robin L. Lumsdaine
Rogier J.D. Potter van Loon

Wall Street vs. Main Street: An Evaluation of Probabilities

w19085 Kfir Eliaz
Rani Spiegler

Reference-Dependence and Labor-Market Fluctuations

w19076 Pedro Bordalo
Nicola Gennaioli
Andrei Shleifer

Competition for Attention

w19069 Victor Stango
Jonathan Zinman

Borrowing High vs. Borrowing Higher: Sources and Consequences of Dispersion in Individual Borrowing Costs

w19068 Elena Asparouhova
Peter Bossaerts
Nilanjan Roy
William Zame

'Lucas' In The Laboratory

w19063 Jeffrey R. Brown
Jeffrey R. Kling
Sendhil Mullainathan
Marian V. Wrobel

Framing Lifetime Income

w19032 Jingjing Chai
Raimond Maurer
Olivia S. Mitchell
Ralph Rogalla

Exchanging Delayed Social Security Benefits for Lump Sums: Could This Incentivize Longer Work Careers?

w19018 Malcolm Baker
Jeffrey Wurgler

Do Strict Capital Requirements Raise the Cost of Capital? Banking Regulation and the Low Risk Anomaly

w19014 Sara Heller
Harold A. Pollack
Roseanna Ander
Jens Ludwig

Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment

w18992 Betsey Stevenson
Justin Wolfers

Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

w18936 Roland Bénabou
Jean Tirole

Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking

w18927 Daniel J. Benjamin
Ori Heffetz
Miles S. Kimball
Alex Rees-Jones

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

w18914 Stefano Giglio
Kelly Shue

No News is News: Do Markets Underreact to Nothing?

w18913 Keith Marzilli Ericson
Judd B. Kessler

The Articulation Effect of Government Policy: Health Insurance Mandates Versus Taxes

w18910 Umit G. Gurun
Gregor Matvos
Amit Seru

Advertising Expensive Mortgages

w18905 Wei Xiong
Bubbles, Crises, and Heterogeneous Beliefs

w18904 Ing-Haw Cheng
Sahil Raina
Wei Xiong

Wall Street and the Housing Bubble

w18887 Hope Corman
Dhaval M. Dave
Nancy E. Reichman

Effects of Welfare Reform on Women’s Crime

w18883 Marianne Bertrand
Adair Morse

Trickle-Down Consumption

w18881 Justine S. Hastings
Ali Hortaçsu
Chad Syverson

Advertising and Competition in Privatized Social Security: The Case of Mexico

w18843 Tomasz Piskorski
Amit Seru
James Witkin

Asset Quality Misrepresentation by Financial Intermediaries: Evidence from RMBS Market

w18820 Meghan R. Busse
Nicola Lacetera
Devin G. Pope
Jorge Silva-Risso
Justin R. Sydnor

Estimating the Effect of Salience in Wholesale and Retail Car Markets

w18804 Jonathan T. Kolstad
Information and Quality when Motivation is Intrinsic: Evidence from Surgeon Report Cards

w18787 Daniel J. Benjamin
Ori Heffetz
Miles S. Kimball
Nichole Szembrot

Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

w18764 Veronika K. Pool
Clemens Sialm
Irina Stefanescu

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

w18755 Jeffrey R. Brown
Zoran Ivković
Scott Weisbenner

Empirical Determinants of Intertemporal Choice

w18748 Stefano DellaVigna
John A. List
Ulrike Malmendier
Gautam Rao

The Importance of Being Marginal: Gender Differences in Generosity

w18743 Stephen G. Dimmock
Roy Kouwenberg
Olivia S. Mitchell
Kim Peijnenburg

Ambiguity Aversion and Household Portfolio Choice: Empirical Evidence

w18742 B. Douglas Bernheim
Debraj Ray
Sevin Yeltekin

Poverty and Self-Control

w18734 Ned Augenblick
Muriel Niederle
Charles Sprenger

Working Over Time: Dynamic Inconsistency in Real Effort Tasks

w18728 Roger Gordon
Gordon B. Dahl

Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?

w18708 Pedro Bordalo
Nicola Gennaioli
Andrei Shleifer

Salience and Asset Prices

w18667 Karl E. Case
John M. Quigley
Robert J. Shiller

Wealth Effects Revisited: 1975-2012

w18690 John F. Helliwell
Haifang Huang

Comparing the Happiness Effects of Real and On-line Friends

w18686 Robin Greenwood
Andrei Shleifer

Expectations of Returns and Expected Returns


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