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Policy Applications of Behavioral Insights to Household Financial Decision-Making

             Behavioral Science & Policy, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 27-40, 2017.

Brigitte C. Madrian, Hal E. Hershfield, Abigail B. Sussman, Saurabh Bhargava, Jeremy Burke, Scott A. Huettel, Julian Jamison, Eric J. Johnson, John G. Lynch, Stephan Meier, Scott Rick, and Suzanne B. Shu.

A Behavioral Blueprint for Improving Health Care Policy. 

Behavioral Science & Policy, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 53-66, 2017.

George Loewenstein, David Hagmann, Janet Schwartz, Keith Ericson, Judd B. Kessler, Saurabh Bhargava, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Thomas D’Aunno, Ben Handel, Jonathan Kolstad, David Nussbaum, Victoria Shaffer, Jonathan Skinner, Peter Ubel, and Brian Zikmund-Fisher. 

Choose to Lose: Health Plan Choices from a Menu with Dominated Options

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 132, Issue 3, pp. 1319-1372, 2017.  

Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, and Justin Sydnor

Formerly circulated as: Do Individuals Make Sensible Health Insurance Decisions? [PDF]

Media: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NPR, CNBC, Time

The Costs of Poor Health Plan Choice and Prescriptions for Reform

Behavioral Science & Policy. Vol. 1 Issue 3, pp. 1-12, 2017. 

Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, and Shlomo Benartzi

Media: Salon

Bored in the USA: Experience Sampling and Boredom in Everyday Life

Emotion, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 359-368, 2017.

Alycia Chin, Amanda Markey, Saurabh Bhargava, Karim S. Kassam, and George Loewenstein

An unhealthy attitude? New insight into the modest effects of the NLEA

Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 15-26, 2017.
Mark Patterson, Saurabh Bhargava, and George Loewenstein


The Simple Case Against Health Insurance Complexity

NEJM Catalyst, Patient Engagement (published online Aug 23 2016)
Saurabh Bhargava and George Loewenstein


Behavioral Economics and Public Policy 102: Beyond Nudging

American Economic Review, Vol. 105, Issue 5, pp. 396-401, 2015.
Saurabh Bhargava and George Loewenstein

Choosing a Health Insurance Plan: Complexity and Consequences

Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 314, No. 23, pp. 2505-2506, 2015.
Saurabh Bhargava and George Loewenstein

Psychological Frictions and the Incomplete Take-up of Social Benefits: Evidence from an IRS Field Experiment

The American Economic Review, Vol. 105, Issue 11, pp. 3489-3529, 2015.
Saurabh Bhargava and Dayanand Manoli

Media: Bloomberg, Vox, NPR

Relative Pay and Labor Supply

Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 297-315, 2015.
Anat Bracha, Uri Gneezy, and George Loewenstein

Does Increased Sexual Frequency Enhance Happiness?

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 116, pp. 206-218, 2015.
George Loewenstein, Tamar Krishnamurti, Jessica Kopsic, and Daniel McDonald

Warning: You are About to be Nudged

Behavioral Science & Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 35-42, 2015.
George Loewenstein, Cindy Bryce, David Hagmann, and Sachin Rajpal

Modeling the Interplay between Affect and Deliberation

Decision, Vol 2, Issue 2, pp. 55-81, 2015.
George Loewenstein, Ted O’Donoghue, and Sudeep Bhatia


A Reassessment of the Defense of Parenthood

Psychological Science, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 299-302, 2014.
Saurabh Bhargava, Karim S. Kassam, and George Loewenstein

Media: New York Magazine, The New Scientist

Disclosure: Psychology Changes Everything

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 391-419, 2014.
George Loewenstein, Cass R. Sunstein, and Russell Golman


Driving under the (Cellular) Influence

Economic Policy, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 92-125, 2013.
Saurabh Bhargava and Vikram S. Pathania

Media: New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, Daily Mail, NPR, Politico, CBS Radio, Chicago Tribune, SF Chronicle, Marginal Revolution, Freakonomics

Consumers’ Misunderstanding of Health Insurance

Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 850-862, 2013.
George Loewenstein, Joelle Y. Friedman, Barbara McGill, Sarah Ahmad, Suzanne Linck, Stacey Sinkula, John Beshears et al.

Can Behavioural Economics Make Us Healthier?

British Medical Journal, Vol. 344, Issue 7863, pp. 23-25, 2012.
George Loewenstein, David A. Asch, Joelle Y. Friedman, Lori A. Melichar, and Kevin G. Volpp