2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • earlier • working papers


Evaluating Health Insurance Decisions: Evidence from a Menu with Dominated Options

Quarterly Journal of Economics
Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, and Justin Sydnor

Formerly circulated as: Bhargava, Saurabh, George Loewenstein, and Justin Sydnor. Do Individuals Make Sensible Health Insurance Decisions? NBER Working Paper No. 21160, 2015. [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, forthcoming
Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, and Shlomo Benartzi

Media: Salon

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

Emotion, published online Oct 2016
Alycia Chin, Amanda Markey, Saurabh Bhargava, Karim S. Kassam, and George Loewenstein

Policy Applications of Behavioral Insights to Household Financial Decision-Making

Behavioral Science & Policy, forthcoming
Brigitte Madrian, Hal E. Herschfield, Abigal B. Sussman, Saurabh Bhargava, Jeremy Burke, Scott A. Huettel, Julian Jamison, Eric J. Johnson, John Lynch, Stephan Meier, Scott Rick, and Suzanne B. Shu

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

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


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

Emotion, forthcoming (published online Oct 24 2016)
Saurabh Bhargava, Alycia Chin, Amanda Markey, Karim S. Kassam, 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, 105(5), 396-401, 2015
Saurabh Bhargava and George Loewenstein

Choosing a Health Insurance Plan: Complexity and Consequences

Journal of the American Medical Association, 314(23), 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, 105(11), 3489-3529, 2015
Saurabh Bhargava and Dayanand Manoli

Media: Bloomberg, Vox, NPR

Relative Pay and Labor Supply

Journal of Labor Economics, 33(2), 297-315, 2015
Anat Bracha, Uri Gneezy, and George Loewenstein

Does Increased Sexual Frequency Enhance Happiness?

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

Warning: You are About to be Nudged

Behavioral Science & Policy, 1(1), 35-42, 2015
George Loewenstein, Cindy Bryce, David Hagmann, and Sachin Rajpal

Modeling the Interplay between Affect and Deliberation

Decision, 2(2), 55-81, 2015
George Loewenstein, Ted O’Donoghue, and Sudeep Bhatia


A Reassessment of the Defense of Parenthood

Psychological Science, 25(1), 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, 6, 391-419., 2014
George Loewenstein, Cass R. Sunstein, and Russell Golman


Driving under the (Cellular) Influence

Economic Policy, 5(3), 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, 32(5), 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, 344(7863), 23-25, 2012
George Loewenstein, David A. Asch, Joelle Y. Friedman, Lori A. Melichar, and Kevin G. Volpp

working papers

Gender Differences in Experienced Love

Psychological Science
Saurabh Bhargava, Karim S. Kassam, George Loewenstein, and Carey Morewedge


New Evidence on the Hedonic and Time-Use Consequences of Parenthood.

Saurabh Bhargava, Karim S. Kassam, Carey Morewedge, and George Loewenstein


Confidence and Goal Choice in the Labor Market.

Saurabh Bhargava and George Loewenstein


Financial attention

Review of Financial Studies
Nachum Sicherman, George Loewenstein, Duane J. Seppi, and Stephen Utkus