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Nudges in Exercise Commitment Contracts: A Randomized Trial

Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert

NBER Working Paper No. 21406
Issued in July 2015

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The authors wish to thank students who aided in early parts of this study, Erik Blumenkrantz and Roxana Azimi. The authors are grateful to seminar participants at Stanford Health Policy’s Research in Progress seminar as well as seminar participant the Universities of Oslo and of Bergen in Norway. We also thank Kevin Volpp and conference participants at University of Pennsylvania’s annual meeting at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. We presented preliminary findings at the Society for Medical Decision Making’s Annual North American Conference in Chicago in 2011. Dr. Goldhaber-Fiebert’s work on this paper was supported, in part, by the National Institute on Aging [K01-AG037593] and through the Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging (CADMA) and the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA) at Stanford University. Dr. Bhattacharya and Dr. Garber’s work on this paper were also partially supported by the National Institute on Aging [7R37AG036791]. This RCT was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for randomized control trials under Trial number AEARCTR-0000784. Please address correspondence regarding the paper to Dr. Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert (jeremygf@stanford.edu) 117 Encina Commons, CHP/PCOR, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6019 USA. 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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