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Not Perfect, but Still Pretty Good: The EITC and Other Policies to Support the U.S. Low-Wage Labour Market
(OECD Economic Studies, 2000)
Speculative Price Bubbles in the Rice Market and the 1974 Bangladesh Famine
(Journal of Economic Development, 2000-12)
This paper investigates the role played by speculative price bubbles in destabilizing food markets in Bangladesh during the 1974 famine. The hypothesis of speculative price bubbles in the rice market is tested using weekly ...
The enduring impact of transient emotions on decision making
(Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2009-05-01)
People often do not realize they are being influenced by an incidental emotional state. As a result, decisions based on a fleeting incidental emotion can become the basis for future decisions and hence outlive the original ...
Man's search for meaning: The case of Legos
(Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008-09-01)
We investigate how perceived meaning influences labor supply. In a laboratory setting, we manipulate the perceived meaning of simple, repetitive tasks and find a strong influence on subjects' labor supply. Despite the fact ...
Psychology, behavioral economics, and public policy
(Marketing Letters, 2005-12-01)
Economics has typically been the social science of choice to inform public policy and policymakers. In the current paper we contemplate the role behavioral science can play in enlightening policymakers. In particular, we ...
How actions create--not just reveal--preferences.
(Trends Cogn Sci, 2008-01)
The neo-classical economics view that behavior is driven by - and reflective of - hedonic utility is challenged by psychologists' demonstrations of cases in which actions do not merely reveal preferences but rather create ...
Tom Sawyer and the construction of value
This paper challenges the common assumption that economic agents know their tastes. After reviewing previous research showing that valuation of ordinary products and experiences can be manipulated by non-normative cues, ...
Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003-02-01)
This study investigates whether higher input use per stay in the hospital (treatment intensity) and longer length of stay improve outcomes of care. We allow for endogeneity of intensity and length of stay by estimating a ...
If smoking increases absences, does quitting reduce them?
(Tob Control, 2005-04)
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of smoking, quitting, and time since quit on absences from work. METHODS: Data from the nationally representative Tobacco Use Supplements of the 1992/93, 1995/96, and 1998/99 Current ...
Physical and economic potential of geological CO2 storage in saline aquifers.
(Environ Sci Technol, 2009-03-15)
Carbon sequestration in sandstone saline reservoirs holds great potential for mitigating climate change, but its storage potential and cost per ton of avoided CO2 emissions are uncertain. We develop a general model to determine ...