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Behavioral Economics and Public Policy: A Pragmatic Perspective

Raj Chetty

NBER Working Paper No. 20928
Issued in February 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

Prepared for the Richard T. Ely Lecture, American Economic Association, January 3, 2015. A video of the lecture is available [http://events.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/44057958d9fb44198c0f6a8ae47c35cd1d||here]. I thank Saurabh Bhargava, Stefano DellaVigna, Nathaniel Hendren, Emir Kamenica, Lawrence Katz, David Laibson, Benjamin Lockwood, Sendhil Mullainathan, Ariel Pakes, James Poterba, Matthew Rabin, Josh Schwartzstein, Andrei Shleifer, and Dmitry Taubinsky for helpful comments and discussions. I am very grateful to my collaborators John Friedman, Nathaniel Hendren, Lawrence Katz, Patrick Kline, Kory Kroft, Soren Leth-Petersen, Adam Looney, Torben Nielsen, Tore Olsen, and Emmanuel Saez for their contributions to the studies discussed in this paper. Augustin Bergeron, Jamie Fogel, Michael George, Nikolaus Hildebrand, and Benjamin Scuderi provided outstanding research assistance. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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