Basit Zafar

Arizona State University

WP Carey School of Business, ASU

Tempe, AZ 85287

United States

http://https://sites.google.com/site/basitakzafar/

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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 Arizona State University
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trust, discrimination, expectations, identity, gender, other-regarding preferences

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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
Arizona State University
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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, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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workplace preferences, compensating differentials, human capital, college majors, gender

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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 Arizona State University
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financial literacy, debt

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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
Swiss National Bank - Financial Stability and Arizona State University
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housing demand, mortgage rates, down payment requirements, user cost model

Personal Experiences and Expectations About Aggregate Outcomes

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 748
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
Theresa Kuchler and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) and Arizona State University
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expectation formation, extrapolation

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 Arizona State University
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Expectations, Survey Evidence, Extrapolative Expectations, Unemployment, House Prices

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 Arizona State University
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expectations, experiences

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 Arizona State University
Downloads 94 (276,669)
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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 Arizona State University
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trust, group identity, religious seminaries, unconditional other-regarding behavior, expectations

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An Overview of the Survey of Consumer Expectations

Economic Policy Review, Issue 23-2, pp. 51-72, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Arizona State University
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survey, expectations, inflation, measurement

An Overview of the Survey of Consumer Expectations

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 800
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Arizona State University
Downloads 60 (359,782)
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survey, expectations, inflation, measurement

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How do College Students Form Expectations?

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 378
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Jul 2009
Basit Zafar
Arizona State University
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college majors, learning, 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
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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belief updating, college majors, information, uncertainty, subjective expectations, Bayesian updating

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 Arizona State University
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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 Arizona State University
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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 Arizona State University
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Social Learning, Conformity, Herding, Peers, Networks

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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 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
Luis Armona, Andreas Fuster and Basit Zafar
Stanford University, Swiss National Bank - Financial Stability and Arizona State University
Downloads 104 (256,767)
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housing, expectation formation, information, updating

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Access to Credit and Financial Health: Evaluating the Impact of Debt Collection

FRB of NY Staff Report No. 814
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Jun 2017
Julia Fonseca, Katherine Strair and Basit Zafar
Princeton University, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Arizona State University
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debt collection, financial well-being

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 - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college enrollment, college returns and costs, information, subjective expectations

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 - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college enrollment, college returns and costs, information, subjective expectations

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 - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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college enrollment, college returns and costs, information, subjective expectations

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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
Arizona State University
Downloads 83 (296,919)
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conformity, social influence, social learning

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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 Arizona State University
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school choice, credit constraints, subjective expectations

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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 Arizona State University
Downloads 70 (327,641)
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consumer debt, house prices

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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 Arizona State University
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inflation expectations, information, heterogeneous expectations, updating

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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 Arizona State University
Downloads 64 (343,558)
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inflation expectations, imperfect information, heterogeneous expectations, learning, sticky information

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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 Arizona State University
Downloads 62 (349,134)
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attitudes, information, anti-Americanism, media

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 Arizona State University
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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 Arizona State University
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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 Arizona State University
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assortative mating, education, inequality, household income, marriage

Educational Assortative Mating and Household Income Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w20271
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 08 Jul 2014
Lasse Eika, Magne Mogstad and Basit Zafar
Statistics Norway, Statistics Norway and Arizona State University
Downloads 10 (603,774)
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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 Arizona State University
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tax cuts, consumption, liquidity constraints, mental accounts, permanent-income hypothesis, present-bias

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
Arizona State University
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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
Arizona State University
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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
Arizona State University
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College Majors, Expectations, Cognitive Biases, Endogeneity, Dissonance

What Would You Do With $500? Spending Responses to Gains, Losses, News, and Loans

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 843
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Mar 2018
Andreas Fuster, Greg Kaplan and Basit Zafar
Swiss National Bank - Financial Stability, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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consumption, savings, marginal propensity to consume, survey

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 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2017
Judith Scott-Clayton and Basit Zafar
Columbia University and Arizona State University
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merit aid, debt management, financial health

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 Arizona State University
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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 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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human capital, subjective expectations, college major, uncertainty, marriage, fertility, labor supply, gender

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
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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Preference for the Workplace, Human Capital, and Gender

NBER Working Paper No. w22173
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2016
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labour Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender

The Economic Journal, Vol. 127, Issue 604, pp. 2153-2186, 2017
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics and Arizona State University
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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 Arizona State University

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