Basit Zafar

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

33 Liberty Street

New York, NY 10045

United States

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1.

College Major Choice and the Gender Gap

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 364
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 381 (58,232)
Citation 17

Abstract:

college majors, uncertainty, subjective expectations, preferences, gender differences, culture

Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 627
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Sep 2013
Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi, Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 359 (65,577)

Abstract:

college majors, earnings, gender differences, subjective expectations, risk aversion, overconfidence, competitiveness

Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7579
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Sep 2013
Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi, Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 10 (510,155)

Abstract:

college majors, earnings, gender differences, subjective expectations, risk aversion, overconfidence, competitiveness

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 31 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2013
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 235 (105,224)
Citation 5

Abstract:

college majors, information, uncertainty, risk, subjective expectations, marriage market returns, gender differences

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 500
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Jul 2011
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 78 (258,215)
Citation 5

Abstract:

college major, information, uncertainty, risk, subjective expectations, marriage market returns

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment

Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) Working Paper No. 02-11
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 Jul 2011
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Citation 5

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Gender Discrimination and Social Identity: Experimental Evidence from Urban Pakistan

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 593
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Jan 2013
Adeline Delavande and Basit Zafar
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 207 (44,276)
Citation 2

Abstract:

trust, discrimination, expectations, identity, gender, other-regarding preferences

Stereotypes and Madrassas: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

RAND Working Paper Series WR- 859
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2011
Adeline Delavande and Basit Zafar
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 76 (262,309)
Citation 3

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Trust, Unconditional Other-regarding behavior, Identity, Religion, Expectations, Discrimination

Stereotypes and Madrassas: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 501
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Adeline Delavande and Basit Zafar
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 36 (374,797)
Citation 3

Abstract:

trust, group identity, religious seminaries, unconditional other-regarding behavior, expectations

How do College Students Respond to Public Information about Earnings?

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 73 (268,711)

Abstract:

belief updating, college majors, information, uncertainty, subjective expectations, Bayesian updating

How do College Students Respond to Public Information about Earnings?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 516
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 32 (390,926)

Abstract:

belief updating, college majors, information, uncertainty, subjective expectations, Bayesian updating

7.

How do College Students Form Expectations?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 378
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Jul 2009
Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 104 (204,111)
Citation 12

Abstract:

college majors, learning, expectations

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Citation 1

Household Debt and Saving During the 2007 Recession

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 482
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 15 Jan 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 85 (244,851)
Citation 1

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Household Debt and Saving, 2007 Recession, Credit Access, Mortgage Debt

Household Debt and Saving During the 2007 Recession

NBER Working Paper No. w16999
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 02 May 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Citation 1

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9.

Financial Education and the Debt Behavior of the Young

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 634
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Oct 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Yale University and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 97 (144,464)

Abstract:

financial literacy, debt

10.

Do We Follow Others When We Should Outside the Lab? Evidence from the AP Top 25

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2013
Daniel F. Stone and Basit Zafar
Bowdoin College - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 88 (221,432)

Abstract:

Social Learning, Conformity, Herding, Peers, Networks

Personal Experiences and Expectations about Aggregate Outcomes

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 12 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2015
Theresa Kuchler and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 35 (378,642)

Abstract:

Expectations, Survey Evidence, Extrapolative Expectations, Unemployment, House Prices

Personal Experiences and Expectations About Aggregate Outcomes

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 748
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Oct 2015
Theresa Kuchler and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 32 (390,926)

Abstract:

expectation formation, extrapolation

Personal Experiences and Expectations About Aggregate Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9444
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Nov 2015
Theresa Kuchler and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 9 (515,507)

Abstract:

expectations, experiences

12.

The Impact of Housing Markets on Consumer Debt: Credit Report Evidence from 1999 to 2012

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 617
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 May 2013
Meta Brown, Sarah Kathryn Stein and Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 56 (288,114)

Abstract:

consumer debt, house prices

Inflation Expectations and Behavior: Do Survey Respondents Act on Their Beliefs?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 509
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Aug 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Carnegie Mellon University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 56 (309,803)
Citation 5

Abstract:

inflation expectations, surveys, experimental economics

Inflation Expectations and Behavior: Do Survey Respondents Act on Their Beliefs?

International Economic Review, Vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 505-536, 2015
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Apr 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Carnegie Mellon University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Citation 5
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An Experimental Investigation of Why Individuals Conform

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 365
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Feb 2009
Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 43 (288,114)
Citation 2

Abstract:

conformity, social influence, social learning

15.

The Price is Right: Updating of Inflation Expectations in a Randomized Price Information Experiment

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 543
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 41 (316,355)

Abstract:

inflation expectations, information, heterogeneous expectations, updating

16.

Heterogeneous Inflation Expectations, Learning, and Market Outcomes

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 536
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Jan 2012
Carlos Madeira and Basit Zafar
Northwestern University - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 37 (319,143)
Citation 2

Abstract:

inflation expectations, imperfect information, heterogeneous expectations, learning, sticky information

17.

The Sensitivity of Housing Demand to Financing Conditions: Evidence from a Survey

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 702
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Andreas Fuster and Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 34 (250,121)

Abstract:

housing demand, mortgage rates, down payment requirements, user cost model

Double Majors: One for Me, One for the Parents?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 478
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Dec 2010
Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 31 (395,275)

Abstract:

College Majors, Uncertainty, Subjective Expectations, Preferences

Double Majors: One for Me, One for the Parents?

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 287-308, 2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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19.

A Boost in the Paycheck: Survey Evidence on Workers’ Response to the 2011 Payroll Tax Cuts

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 592
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Jan 2013
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 32 (333,850)

Abstract:

tax cuts, consumption, liquidity constraints, mental accounts, permanent-income hypothesis, present-bias

20.

How Deeply Held Are Anti-American Attitudes Among Pakistani Youth? Evidence Using Experimental Variation in Information

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 558
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2012
Adeline Delavande and Basit Zafar
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 32 (319,143)

Abstract:

attitudes, information, anti-Americanism, media

21.

Intended College Attendance: Evidence from an Experiment on College Returns and Costs

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 739
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Zachary Bleemer and Basit Zafar
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 28 (398,483)

Abstract:

college enrollment, college returns and costs, information, subjective expectations

22.

Can Subjective Expectations Data be Used in Choice Models? Evidence on Cognitive Biases

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 454
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Jun 2010
Basit Zafar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 22 (398,483)
Citation 3

Abstract:

College Majors, Expectations, Cognitive Biases, Endogeneity, Dissonance

Educational Assortative Mating and Household Income Inequality

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 682
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Aug 2014
Lasse Eika, Magne Mogstad and Basit Zafar
Statistics Norway, Statistics Norway and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 16 (475,786)

Abstract:

assortative mating, education, inequality, household income, marriage

Educational Assortative Mating and Household Income Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w20271
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Jul 2014
Lasse Eika, Magne Mogstad and Basit Zafar
Statistics Norway, Statistics Norway and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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University Choice: The Role of Expected Earnings, Non-pecuniary Outcomes, and Financial Constraints

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 683
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 Aug 2014
Adeline Delavande and Basit Zafar
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 16 (352,888)

Abstract:

school choice, credit constraints, subjective expectations

25.

Information Heterogeneity and Intended College Enrollment

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 685
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Aug 2014
Zachary Bleemer and Basit Zafar
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 12 (432,669)

Abstract:

college enrollment, college returns and costs, information, subjective expectations

Human Capital Investments and Expectations About Career and Family

NBER Working Paper No. w22543
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Human Capital Investments and Expectations About Career and Family

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 792
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 5 (536,103)

Abstract:

human capital, subjective expectations, college major, uncertainty, marriage, fertility, labor supply, gender

Financial Aid, Debt Management, and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Post-College Effects of Merit-Based Aid

NBER Working Paper No. w22574
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Aug 2016
Judith Scott-Clayton and Basit Zafar
Columbia University and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Financial Aid, Debt Management, and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Post-College Effects of Merit-Based Aid

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 791
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Judith Scott-Clayton and Basit Zafar
Columbia University and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 4 (541,009)

Abstract:

merit aid, debt management, financial health

28.

An Overview of the Survey of Consumer Expectations

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 800
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 0 (402,980)

Abstract:

survey, expectations, inflation, measurement

29.

Home Price Expectations and Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Information Experiment

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 798
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Oct 2016
Luis Armona, Andreas Fuster and Basit Zafar
Stanford University, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 0 (385,629)

Abstract:

housing, expectation formation, information, updating

30.

Preference for the Workplace, Human Capital, and Gender

NBER Working Paper No. w22173
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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31.

Preference for the Workplace, Investment in Human Capital, and Gender

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 767
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 07 Mar 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Arizona State University (ASU) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 0 (163,855)

Abstract:

workplace preferences, compensating differentials, human capital, college majors, gender

32.

Intended College Attendance: Evidence from an Experiment on College Returns and Cost

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9445
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Nov 2015
Zachary Bleemer and Basit Zafar
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 0 (493,869)

Abstract:

college enrollment, college returns and costs, information, subjective expectations

33.

Measuring Inflation Expectations

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 5, pp. 273-301, 2013
Posted: 07 Aug 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Carnegie Mellon University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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