Daniel J. Benjamin

USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

Associate Professor (Research) of Economics

635 Downey Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

21

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?

American Economic Review, 102(5): 2083–2110, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 32-2011 ,
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department
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Citation 4

Abstract:

happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, hypothetical choice, utility

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Who is 'Behavioral'? Cognitive Ability and Anomalous Preferences

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Mar 2005
Daniel J. Benjamin, Sebastian A. Brown and Jesse M. Shapiro
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University and University of Chicago
Downloads 1,068 (11,864)
Citation 61

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cognitive ability, risk aversion, time preference, bounded rationality

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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Citation 1

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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, stated preference, well-being index

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

NBER Working Paper No. w18374
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Sep 2012
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 8-2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department
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Citation 1

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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, preference, utility, revealed preference, marginal rate of substitution

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

NBER Working Paper No. w18927
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Mar 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department
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Citation 27

Social Identity and Preferences

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 08-13
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Apr 2008
Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and A. Strickland
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Yale School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 27

Abstract:

race, ethnicity, gender, identity, norm, stereotype, risk aversion, time preference

Social Identity and Preferences

NBER Working Paper No. w13309
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Aug 2007
Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and A. Strickland
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Yale School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 27

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Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 605-610, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 1-2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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Citation 1

Abstract:

subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, aggregation, policy

Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

NBER Working Paper No. w18787
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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Citation 1

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Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Forthcoming, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2900774
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

NBER Working Paper No. w23111
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jan 2017
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Citation 5

Thin-Slice Forecasts of Gubernatorial Elections

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Dec 2006
Daniel J. Benjamin and Jesse M. Shapiro
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and University of Chicago
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Citation 5

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thin slices, charisma, elections

Thin-Slice Forecasts of Gubernatorial Elections

NBER Working Paper No. w12660
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2010
Daniel J. Benjamin and Jesse M. Shapiro
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and University of Chicago
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A Model of Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers

Number of pages: 106 Posted: 19 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2012
Daniel J. Benjamin, Matthew Rabin and Collin Raymond
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Citation 2

Abstract:

under-inference, non-Bayesian updating, conservatism bias, representativeness heuristic

Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 05 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2016
University of Toronto, USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 63 (301,894)

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compromise effect, cumulative prospect theory, loss aversion, risk preferences

Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters

NBER Working Paper No. w21792
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2015
University of Toronto, USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys

NBER Working Paper No. w16489
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2010
Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department
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Religious Identity and Economic Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w15925
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and Geoffrey Fisher
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Yale School of Management and California Institute of Technology
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Social Preferences and the Efficiency of Bilateral Exchange

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2010
Daniel J. Benjamin
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Citation 1

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social preferences, fairness, altruism, gift exchange, rotten kid theorem

Biased Beliefs about Random Samples: Evidence from Two Integrated Experiments

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2017-008
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Daniel J. Benjamin, Don A. Moore and Matthew Rabin
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Law of Small Numbers, Gambler’s Fallacy, Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers, Big Data, Support Theory

Biased Beliefs About Random Samples: Evidence from Two Integrated Experiments

USC-INET Research Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Daniel J. Benjamin, Don A. Moore and Matthew Rabin
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Law of Small Numbers, Gambler’s Fallacy, Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers, Big Data, Support Theory

Biased Beliefs About Random Samples: Evidence from Two Integrated Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w23927
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 16 Oct 2017
Daniel J. Benjamin, Don A. Moore and Matthew Rabin
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-017
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Nov 2016
McKinsey Consulting Group, USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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compromise effect, cumulative prospect theory, loss aversion, risk preferences

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Rejection Odds and Rejection Ratios: A Proposal for Statistical Practice in Testing Hypotheses

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-002
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
University of Valencia, USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Duke University and Purdue University
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hypothesis testing, p-value, power, Bayes factor

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Controlling for Compromise Effects Debiases Estimates of Preference Parameters

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-001
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
McKinsey Consulting Group, USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

compromise effect, cumulative prospect theory, loss aversion, risk preferences

18.

A Theory of Fairness in Labour Markets

Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 66, Issue 2, pp. 182-225, 2015
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 May 2015
Daniel J. Benjamin
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 4, pp. 627-662, 2012
Posted: 31 Mar 2013
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), New York University (NYU), Harvard University - Department of Psychology, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Icelandic Heart Association, National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Massachusetts General Hospital - Center for Human Genetics Research, Icelandic Heart Association, Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Economics, Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McKinsey Consulting Group, Yale University - Yale, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Sociology, Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Does 401(k) Eligibility Increase Saving? Evidence from Propensity Score Subclassification

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 87, Nos. 5-6, pp. 1259-90, 2003
Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Daniel J. Benjamin
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

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Saving, Retirement, Propensity score

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Good Policies for Bad Governments: Behavioral Political Economy

Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Daniel J. Benjamin and David Laibson
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Harvard University - Department of Economics

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