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Projective Paternalism

Sandro Ambuehl, B. Douglas Bernheim, Axel Ockenfels

NBER Working Paper No. 26119
Issued in July 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Joshua Knobe, Yoram Halevy, Armin Falk, Glenn W. Harrison, Kiryl Khalmetski, Frank Schillbach, Cass Sunstein, Dmitry Taubinsky, Stefan Trautmann, and seminar and conference audiences in Berkeley, Copenhagen, Cork, Cornell, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Nijmegen, NYU, Stanford, Toronto, and Zurich for helpful comments and discussions. Max Rainer Pascal Grossmann and Yero Samuel Ndiaye provided excellent research assistance. Ambuehl gratefully acknowledges support through a University of Toronto Connaught New Researcher Award and the University of Toronto Scarborough Wynne and Bertil Plumptre Fellowship. Parts of this paper were written while Ambuehl visited the briq Institute in Bonn. This research has been approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board (protocol 10279). Ambuehl and Bernheim gratefully acknowledge funding from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation (grant number G-2017-9017). Ambuehl and Ockenfels gratefully acknowledge funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 741409); the results reflect only the authors' views; the ERC is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. 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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