Loretti Dobrescu

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics

High Street

Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

Retirement Savings: A Tale of Decisions and Defaults

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2016
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, Monash University - Department of Economics, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and The University of Sydney Business School
Downloads 239 (181,715)
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pension defaults, retirement savings, method of moments

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Fun in Education

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 May 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2019
Loretti Dobrescu, Richard Holden, Alberto Motta and Chun Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - Faculty of Business
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higher education, new teaching methods, educational (serious) games

Relative Performance Feedback in Education: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial

UNSW Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2021
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, University of Queensland - School of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
Downloads 143 (285,565)
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relative performance feedback, rank incentives, social learning, academic performance, randomized controlled trial

Rank Incentives and Social Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12437
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Jul 2019
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, University of Queensland - School of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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relative performance feedback, rank incentives, social learning, academic performance, randomized controlled trial

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The Causal Effect of Social Activities on Cognition: Evidence from 20 European Countries

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2020
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Cognition, Social Activities, Aging, Partial Identification, SHARE

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Early Life Conditions and Financial Risk-Taking in Older Age

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 May 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2020
Dimitris Christelis, Loretti Dobrescu and Alberto Motta
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
Downloads 167 (250,884)

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Portfolio Choice, Childhood, Socio-economic Status, Cognition, Health, Financial Risk

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What Makes a Critic Tick? Connected Authors and the Determinants of Book Reviews

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 12-080
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Loretti Dobrescu, Michael Luca and Alberto Motta
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
Downloads 156 (265,570)
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Just Interested or Getting Involved? An Analysis of Superannuation Attitudes and Actions

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2013ACTL19
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2013
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Marketing, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and The University of Sydney Business School
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active decisions, defaults, defined benefit, defined contributions, pensions

Just Interested or Getting Involved? An Analysis of Superannuation Attitudes and Actions

Economic Record, Vol. 90, Issue 289, pp. 160-178, 2014
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Jun 2014
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Marketing, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and The University of Sydney Business School
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Flicking the Switch: Simplifying Disclosures to Improve Retirement Plan Choices

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 May 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
The University of Sydney Business School, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
Downloads 107 (351,859)
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fees, returns, prescribes information, financial product disclosures

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To Love or to Pay: Savings and Health Care in Older Age

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012 ECON 51
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2012
Loretti Dobrescu
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
Downloads 106 (354,119)
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savings, health, health insurance, social cohesion, life expectancy

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As Easy as Pie: How Retirement Savers Use Prescribed Investment Disclosures

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2013ECON02
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Mar 2013
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and The University of Sydney Business School
Downloads 99 (370,438)
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consumer finance, diversification heuristics, pensions, choice experiment

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Motivated Saving: The Impact of Projections on Retirement Saving Intentions

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 15 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2021
The University of Sydney Business School, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, Independent and The University of Sydney Business School
Downloads 92 (387,752)
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pensions, field experiment, benefit projections

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Suspicious Minds (can be a good thing when saving for retirement)

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015-06A
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2015
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Marketing, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and The University of Sydney Business School
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pension defaults, trust, engagement, retirement savings

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Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: The Effect of Physical Activities in Preserving Cognition in Older Age

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Feb 2014
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Cognition, Physical Activities, Ageing, SHARE, Panel Data

14.

Stability in a Discrete-Time Dynamic Model with Delay for a Stock Market

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012ECON11
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu and Dumitru Opris
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic, Informatics and Statistics and West University of Timisoara
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price index, mutual fund, stock market, nonlinear dynamic model, Lyapunov exponents

Determinants of Early-Access to Retirement Savings: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

UNSW Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 31 May 2022
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, The Vanguard Group, Inc., Independent and The University of Sydney Business School
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pension early access, COVID-19, retirement savings, consumption smoothing, precautionary liquidity, mental accounts

Determinants of Early-Access to Retirement Savings: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 03 Jun 2022
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, The Vanguard Group, Inc., affiliation not provided to SSRN and The University of Sydney Business School
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pension early access, COVID-19, retirement savings, consumption smoothing, precautionary liquidity, mental accounts

16.

The Cognitive Impact of Social Activities in Older Age

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 12/2014-090
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Cognition, social activities, ageing, partial identification, bounds, SHARE

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Traumatic Life Events and Financial Risk-Taking: The Enduring Impact of Hunger

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Jan 2019
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
Downloads 64 (475,348)
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hunger, financial risk, portfolio choice, partial identification, SHARE

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Deterministic and Stochastic Three-Sector Dynamic Growth Model with Endogenous Labor Supply

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu and Dumitru Opris
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic, Informatics and Statistics and West University of Timisoara
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labor, human capital, capital accumulation, economic growth

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Why Aren't Developed Countries Saving?

NBER Working Paper No. w14580
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Dec 2008
Loretti Dobrescu, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Alberto Motta
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Asset Price Dynamics in a Chartist-Fundamentalist Model with Time Delays

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2014
Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu and Gabriela Mircea
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic, Informatics and Statistics and West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic Informatics and Statistics
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delay-differential equation, asset price, fundamentalists, stability, bifurcations

21.

Cultural Context in Standardized Tests

UNSW Economics Working Paper 2021-08
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, UNSW, University of Canberra and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Retirement Eggs and Retirement Baskets

UNSW Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 08 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2022
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, Independent and The University of Sydney Business School
Downloads 53 (519,412)

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lifetime savings, portfolio choice, income risk, defaults, method of moments

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Can Rank Feedback Avoid Demoralization? A Randomized Controlled Trial

UNSW Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Jan 2021
Jie Chen, Loretti Dobrescu, Gigi Foster and Alberto Motta
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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relative performance information, milestones, higher education, randomized controlled trial

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Fast Upper-Envelope Scan for Discrete-Continuous Dynamic Programming

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2022
Loretti Dobrescu and Akshay Shanker
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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dynamic programming, computational methods, non-convex optimization, Euler equations