B. Douglas Bernheim

Stanford University - Department of Economics

Landau Economics Building

579 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-6072

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Exclusive Dealing

NBER Working Paper 5666
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Sep 1996
B. Douglas Bernheim and Michael D. Whinston
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Sloan School of Management and Department of Economics
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Exclusive Dealing

NBER Working Paper No. w5666
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Jul 2000
B. Douglas Bernheim and Michael D. Whinston
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Sloan School of Management and Department of Economics
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Rethinking Saving Incentives

Stanford Working Paper #96-009
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 Dec 1996
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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The Determinants and Consequences of Financial Education in the Workplace: Evidence from a Survey of Households

Stanford Working Paper #96-007
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Dec 1996
B. Douglas Bernheim and Daniel M. Garrett
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Cornerstone Research
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The Determinants and Consequences of Financial Education in the Workplace: Evidence from a Survey of Households

NBER Working Paper No. w5667
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Jun 2000
B. Douglas Bernheim and Daniel M. Garrett
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Cornerstone Research
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Optimal Money Burning: Theory and Application to Corporate Dividend Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w5682
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Oct 1996
B. Douglas Bernheim and Lee Redding
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Dearborn - Department of Accounting and Finance
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What Accounts for the Variation in Retirement Wealth Among U.S. Households?

Stanford University Working Paper 97-035
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Feb 1998
B. Douglas Bernheim, Jonathan S. Skinner and Steven Aric Weinberg
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Government of the United States of America - Financial Markets Section
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What Accounts for the Variation in Retirement Wealth Among U.S. Households?

NBER Working Paper No. w6227
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 10 Jun 2000
B. Douglas Bernheim, Jonathan S. Skinner and Steven Aric Weinberg
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Government of the United States of America - Financial Markets Section
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Behavioral Public Economics: Welfare and Policy Analysis with Non-Standard Decision-Makers

NBER Working Paper No. w11518
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 14 Sep 2005
B. Douglas Bernheim and Antonio Rangel
Stanford University - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology
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Toward Choice-Theoretic Foundations for Behavioral Welfare Economics

RFF Discussion Paper No. 07-20
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2008
B. Douglas Bernheim and Antonio Rangel
Stanford University - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology
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Financial Education, Financial Competence, and Consumer Welfare

Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center Working Paper No. 2014-4
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Mar 2015
Sandro Ambuehl, B. Douglas Bernheim and Annamaria Lusardi
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - Business Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and George Washington University - Department of Accountancy
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financial literacy, financial competence

A Method for Evaluating the Quality of Financial Decision Making, with an Application to Financial Education

NBER Working Paper No. w20618
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Oct 2014
Sandro Ambuehl, B. Douglas Bernheim and Annamaria Lusardi
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - Business Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and George Washington University - Department of Accountancy
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The Effects of Financial Education in the Workplace: Evidence from a Survey of Employers

NBER Working Paper No. w5655
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Sep 1996
Patrick J. Bayer, B. Douglas Bernheim and John Karl Scholz
Duke University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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The Effects of Financial Education in the Workplace: Evidence from a Survey of Employers

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 605-624, October 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Oct 2009
Patrick J. Bayer, B. Douglas Bernheim and John Karl Scholz
Duke University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Taxation and Saving

NBER Working Paper No. w7061
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 15 Apr 1999 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2001
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Ricardian Equivalence: an Evaluation of Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w2330
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 28 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Education and Saving: The Long-Term Effects of High School Financial Curriculum Mandates

NBER Working Paper No. w6085
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Apr 1998 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim, Daniel M. Garrett and Dean M. Maki
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Cornerstone Research and Putnam Investments - Macroeconomic Research
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The Mismatch between Life Insurance Holdings and Financial Vulnerabilities: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

NBER Working Paper No. w8544
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Oct 2001 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2002
Stanford University - Department of Economics, RAND Corporation, Cato Institute and Boston University - Department of Economics
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On the Potential of Neuroeconomics: A Critical (But Hopeful) Appraisal

NBER Working Paper No. w13954
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Conspicuous Consumption, Pure Profits, and the Luxury Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w4163
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Apr 2004
Laurie Simon Bagwell and B. Douglas Bernheim
Independent and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Behavioral Welfare Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w14622
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Do Real Estate Brokers Add Value When Listing Services are Unbundled?

NBER Working Paper No. w13796
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim and Jonathan Meer
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Addiction and Cue-Conditioned Cognitive Processes

NBER Working Paper No. w9329
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Nov 2002
B. Douglas Bernheim and Antonio Rangel
Stanford University - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology
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Beyond Revealed Preference: Choice Theoretic Foundations for Behavioral Welfare Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w13737
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 24 Jan 2008
B. Douglas Bernheim and Antonio Rangel
Stanford University - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology
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How Strong are Bequest Motives? Evidence Based on Estimates of the Demand for Life Insurance and Annuities

NBER Working Paper No. w2942
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 15 Jan 2007
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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The Adequacy of Life Insurance: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Survey

NBER Working Paper No. w7372
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
Stanford University - Department of Economics, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Cato Institute and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Tax Policy and the Dividend Puzzle

NBER Working Paper No. w3434
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 05 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2008
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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A Tax-Based Test of the Dividend Signaling Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. w4244
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim and Adam Wantz
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Cornerstone Research
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Does the Estate Tax Raise Revenue?

NBER Working Paper No. w2087
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Private Saving and Public Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w4215
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Jun 2004
B. Douglas Bernheim and John Karl Scholz
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Bequests as Signals: An Explanation for the Equal Division Puzzle

NBER Working Paper No. w7791
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 19 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2001
B. Douglas Bernheim and Sergei Severinov
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Duke University, Fuqua School of Business-Economics Group
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Bequests as Signals: An Explanation for the Equal Division Puzzle

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 111, August 2003
Posted: 06 Aug 2003
B. Douglas Bernheim and Sergei Severinov
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Duke University, Fuqua School of Business-Economics Group

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Bequests as a Means of Payment

NBER Working Paper No. w1303
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim, Andrei Shleifer and Lawrence H. Summers
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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Memory and Anticipation

Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 503, pp. 271-304, April 2005
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Apr 2005
B. Douglas Bernheim and Raphael Thomadsen
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Olin School - Washington University in St. Louis
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The Timing of Retirement: a Comparison of Expectations and Realizations

NBER Working Paper No. w2291
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Jan 2002
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Do Estate and Gift Taxes Affect the Timing of Private Transfers?

NBER Working Paper No. w8333
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2001
B. Douglas Bernheim, Robert J. Lemke and John Karl Scholz
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Lake Forest College - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Pension Funding and Saving

NBER Working Paper No. w1622
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jul 2000
B. Douglas Bernheim and John B. Shoven
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Democratic Policy Making with Real-Time Agenda Setting: Part 1

NBER Working Paper No. w8973
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 May 2002
B. Douglas Bernheim, Antonio Rangel and Luis Rayo
Stanford University - Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Comparable Worth in a General Equilibrium Model of the U.S. Economy

NBER Working Paper No. w2090
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2010
Perry C. Beider, B. Douglas Bernheim, Victor R. Fuchs and John B. Shoven
Government of the United States of America - Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Stanford University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Is Everything Neutral?

NBER Working Paper No. w2086
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 08 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim and Kyle Bagwell
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Fiscal Policy with Impure Intergenerational Altruism

NBER Working Paper No. w2613
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 03 May 2004 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2010
Andrew B. Abel and B. Douglas Bernheim
University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Price Cutting and Business Stealing in Imperfect Cartels

NBER Working Paper No. w19993
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 Mar 2014
B. Douglas Bernheim and Erik Kloppenborg Madsen
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Aarhus - Department of Business Administration
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Neural Activity Reveals Preferences Without Choices

NBER Working Paper No. w19270
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Alec Smith, B. Douglas Bernheim, Colin Camerer and Antonio Rangel
California Institute of Technology, Stanford University - Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and California Institute of Technology
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Candidates, Character, and Corruption

NBER Working Paper No. w16530
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Nov 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim and Navin Kartik
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics
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Social Security Benefits: an Empirical Study of Expectations and Realizations

NBER Working Paper No. w2257
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Intergenerational Altruism and Social Welfare: a Critique of the Dynastic Model

NBER Working Paper No. w2288
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Jul 2004
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Life Cycle Annuity Valuation

NBER Working Paper No. w1511
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Dissaving after Retirement: Testing the Pure Life Cycle Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. w1409
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 11 Apr 2004
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Do Consumers Exploit Precommitment Opportunities? Evidence from Natural Experiments Involving Liquor Consumption

NBER Working Paper No. w17762
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Jan 2012
B. Douglas Bernheim, Jonathan Meer and Neva Novarro
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and Independent
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The Welfare Economics of Default Options in 401(K) Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w17587
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Nov 2011
B. Douglas Bernheim, Andrey Fradkin and Igor Popov
Stanford University - Department of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Non-Choice Evaluations Predict Behavioral Responses to Changes in Economic Conditions

NBER Working Paper No. w19269
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Brown University, Wesleyan University - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology
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A Solution Concept for Majority Rule in Dynamic Settings

Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Vol. 76(1), pages 33-62, 01, 2007
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
B. Douglas Bernheim and Sita N. Slavov
Stanford University - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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majority rule, equilibrium, dynamic

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Poverty and Self-Control

NBER Working Paper No. w18742
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 26 Jan 2013
B. Douglas Bernheim, Debraj Ray and Sevin Yeltekin
Stanford University - Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics and Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business
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How Do the Elderly Form Expectations? an Analysis of Responses to New Information

NBER Working Paper No. w2719
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Dec 2010
B. Douglas Bernheim
Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining

NBER Working Paper No. w20011
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Mar 2014
Syed Nageeb Ali, B. Douglas Bernheim and Xiaochen Fan
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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Do Real Estate Brokers Add Value When Listing Services are Unbundled?

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 1166-1182, 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Feb 2013
B. Douglas Bernheim and Jonathan Meer
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Texas A&M University - Department of Economics
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Costless Signaling with Costly Signals

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Sep 2017
B. Douglas Bernheim and Aaron Bodoh-Creed
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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A Theory of Decisive Leadership

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
B. Douglas Bernheim and Aaron Bodoh-Creed
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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Social Transmission of Financial Decision Making Skills. A Case of the Blind Leading the Blind?

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2891753
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2017
Sandro Ambuehl, B. Douglas Bernheim, Fulya Y. Ersoy and Donna Harris
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management - Business Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University, Department of Economics, Students and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Communication, Financial Literacy, Financial Competence, Behavioral Welfare Eco- nomics, Experimental Economics, Exponential Growth Bias

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When Fair Isn't Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 Apr 2016
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics and Wesleyan University - Department of Economics
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Understanding Conformity: An Experimental Investigation

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 16-070
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 16 Dec 2015
B. Douglas Bernheim and Christine L. Exley
Stanford University - Department of Economics and Harvard Business School
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conformity, norms, image motivation, prosocial behavior