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


2017

Policy Applications of Behavioral Insights to Household Financial Decision-Making

             Behavioral Science & Policy, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 27-40, 2017. [PDF]

             Bhargava, Saurabh, Brigitte Madrian, Hal Herschfield, Abby Sussman, Scott Huettel, Julian Jamison, Eric Johnson, Stephen Meier, Scott                    Rick, Suzanne Shu.

A Behavioral Blueprint for Improving Health Care Policy. 

Behavioral Science & Policy. Vol. 3, Issue 1, 53-66, 2017. [PDF]

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

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 [PDF]
Saurabh Bhargava,Mark Patterson, George Loewenstein

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. Vol. 1 Issue 3,  1-12, 2017. [PDF}
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
 

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


2016

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


2015

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


2014

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
 


earlier

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