Publications

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"A Model of Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers" (with Dan Benjamin and Collin Raymond), Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(2):515-544, April 2016.
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"Extensive Imitation is Irrational and Harmful" (with Erik Eyster), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(4):1861-1898, December 2014.
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"Congested Observational Learning" (with Erik Eyster, Andrea Galeotti, and Navin Kartik), Games and Economic Behavior, 87:519-538, September 2014.
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"Conclusions Regarding Cross-Group Differences in Happiness Depend on Diffculty of Reaching Respondents," (with Ori Heffetz), American Economic Review, 103(7): 3001-21, December 2013.
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"Incorporating Limited Rationality into Economics", Journal of Economic Literature, 51(2): 528-43, June 2013.
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An Approach to Incorporating Psychology into Economics", American Economic Review, 103(3): 617-22, May 2013
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"Healthy Habits: Some Thoughts on The Role Of Public Policy in Healthful Eating and Exercise Under Limited Rationality," Essays in Behavioral Public Policy, edited by Adam Oliver, published by Oxford University Press.
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"Naïve Herding in Rich-Information Settings" (with Erik Eyster), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2, 221-243, November 2010.
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"The Gambler's and Hot-Hand Fallacies: Theory and Applications" (with Dimitri Vayanos), Review of Economic Studies 77(2), 730-778, April 2010.
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"Narrow Bracketing and Dominated Choices" (with Georg Weizsäcker), American Economic Review 99(4), 1508-1543, September 2009.
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"Reference-Dependent Consumption Plans" (with Botond Kőszegi), American Economic Review 99(3), 909-936, June 2009.
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"Choices, Situations, and Happiness" (with Botond Kőszegi), Journal of Public Economics 92(8-9), 1821-1832, August 2008.
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"Procrastination on Long-Term Projects" (with Ted O'Donoghue), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 66(2), 161-175, May 2008.
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"Revealed Mistakes and Revealed Preferences" (with Botond Kőszegi), in Methodologies of Modern Economics, Andrew Caplin and Andrew Schotter, eds., 2008.
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"Reference-Dependent Risk Attitudes" (with Botond Kőszegi), American Economic Review 97(4), 1047-1073, September 2007.
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"Incentives and Self Control" (with Ted O'Donoghue), in Richard Blundell, Whitney Newey, and Torsten Persson, eds., Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications (Ninth World Congress), Cambridge University Press, August 2007.
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"Mistakes in Choice-Based Welfare Analysis" (with Botond Kőszegi), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 97(2), 477-481, May 2007.
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"Optimal Sin Taxes" (with Ted O'Donoghue), Journal of Public Economics 90 (10-11), 1825-1849, November 2006.
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"A Model of Reference-Dependent Preferences" (with Botond Kőszegi), Quarterly Journal of Economics 1221(4), 1133-1165, November 2006.
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"The Experimental Study of Social Preferences," Social Research 73(2), 405-428, Summer 2006
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"Expressed Preferences and Behavior in Experimental Games" (with Gary Charness), Games and Economic Behavior 53(2): 151-169, November 2005
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"Cursed Equilibrium" (with Erik Eyster), Econometrica 73(5), 1623-1672, September 2005
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"Projection Bias in Predicting Future Utility" (with George Loewenstein and Ted O'Donoghue), Quarterly Journal of Economics 118(4), November 2003, 1209-1248.
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"The Nobel Memorial Prize for Daniel Kahneman" Scandanavian Journal of Economics 105(2): 157-280, 2003
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"Studying Optimal Paternalism, Illustrated with a Model of Sin Taxes" (with Ted O'Donoghue), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 93(2), May 2003, 186-191.
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"Regulation for Conservatives: Behavioral Economics and the Case for "Asymmetric Paternalism," (with Colin Camerer, Samuel Issacharoff, George Loewenstein, Ted O'Donoghue), University of Pennsylvania Law Review 151(3), January 2003, 1211-1254
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"Self Awareness and Self Control" (with Ted O'Donoghue), in Roy Baumeister, George Loewenstein, and Daniel Read (eds.), Time and Decision: Economic and Psychological Perspectives on Intertemporal Choice, Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2003.
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"Understanding Social Preferences with Simple Tests" (with Gary Charness), Quarterly Journal of Economics 117(3), August 2002, 817-869.
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"Inference by Believers in the Law of Small Numbers," Quarterly Journal of Economics 117(3), August 2002, 775-816.
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"'Defending Expected Utility Theory' -Response" (with Richard Thaler), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2002, 229-230.
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"A Perspective on Psychology and Economics," European Economic Review 46(4-5), May 2002, 657-685.
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"Anomalies: Risk Aversion" (with Richard Thaler), Journal of Economic Perspectives 15(1), Winter 2001, 219-232.
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"Choice and Procrastination" (with Ted O'Donoghue), Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2001, 121-160.
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"Risky Behavior Among Youths: Some Issues from Behavioral Economics" (with Ted O'Donoghue), in Jon Gruber, editor, Youthful Risky Behavior: An Economic Perspective, University of Chicago Press and NBER, 2000.
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"Diminishing Marginal Utility of Wealth Cannot Explain Risk Aversion," chapter in Choices, Values, and Frames, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, editors, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 202-208.
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"The Economics of Immediate Gratification" (with Ted O'Donoghue), Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 13(2), 233-250, 2000.
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"Risk Aversion and Expected-Utility Theory: A Calibration Theorem," Econometrica 68(5), 1281-1292, September 2000.
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"Choice Bracketing" (with Daniel Read and George Loewenstein), Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 19(1-3), 171-197, December 1999.
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"Comment on `What Me Worry? A Psychological Perspective on Economic Aspects of Retirement,' by George Loewenstein, Drazen Prelec, and Roberto Weber," in Behavioral Dimensions of Retirement Economics, Henry Aaron, editor, The Brookings Institution, 1999.
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"Procrastination in Preparing for Retirement" (with Ted O'Donoghue), in Behavioral Dimensions of Retirement Economics, Henry Aaron, editor, The Brookings Institution, 1999.
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"Addiction and Self Control" (with Ted O'Donoghue), in Addiction: Entries and Exits, Jon Elster, editor, Russell Sage Foundation, 1999.
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"Incentives for Procrastinators" (with Ted O'Donoghue), Quarterly Journal of Economics 114(3), 769-816, August 1999.
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"Doing It Now or Later" (with Ted O'Donoghue), American Economic Review 89(1), 103-124, March 1999.
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"Loss Aversion in a Consumption-Savings Model" (with David Bowman and Deborah Minehart), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 38(2), 155-178, February 1999.
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"First Impressions Matter: A Model of Confirmatory Bias" (with Joel Schrag), Quarterly Journal of Economics 114(1), 37-82, February 1999.
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"Psychology and Economics," Journal of Economic Literature 36, 11-46, March 1998. Abstract
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"Cheap Talk" (with Joseph Farrell), Journal of Economic Perspectives 10(3), 103-118, Summer 1996.
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"Deviations, Dynamics, and Equilibrium Refinements" (with Joel Sobel), Journal of Economic Theory 68(1), 1- 25, January 1996.
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"Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky," in Warren Samuels (ed.), American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 1996, pp. 111-137.
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"A Model of Pre-Game Communication,"Journal of Economic Theory 63, 370-391, August 1994.
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"Incorporating Behavioral Assumptions into Game Theory," in James Friedman (ed.), Problems of Coordination in Economic Activity, Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.
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"Cognitive Dissonance and Social Change," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 23, 177-194, 1994.
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"Incorporating Fairness into Game Theory and Economics," American Economic Review 83, 1281-1302, December 1993.
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"Information and the Control of Productive Assets," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 9, 51-75, April 1993.
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"Trends in British Health Inequalities, 1931-1983," (with Julian Le Grand), in A.J. Culyer and Bengt Jonsson, editors, Public and Private Health Services, Basil Blackwell, 1986.
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"Communication between Rational Agents," Journal of Economic Theory 51, 144-170, June 1990. (Corrigendum, 1992, Vol 58., pp. 110-1.)
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