Alessandro Acquisti

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Professor of Information Systems and Public Policy

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

The Economics of Privacy

Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2016, Sloan Foundation Economics Research Paper No. 2580411
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 27 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2016
Alessandro Acquisti, Curtis R. Taylor and Liad Wagman
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Duke University - Department of Economics and Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business, IIT
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Information Economics, Privacy, Privacy Policies

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An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination Via Online Social Networks

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2016
Alessandro Acquisti and Christina M. Fong
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Downloads 4,312 (1,770)
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Privacy, Economics, Social Networking Sites, Labor Discrimination

Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

Forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-30
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2014
Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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data breach, identity theft, privacy litigation, docket analysis, docketology

Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 74-104, 2014
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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The Best of Strangers: Context Dependent Willingness to Divulge Personal Information

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Jul 2009
Leslie K. John, Alessandro Acquisti and George Loewenstein
Harvard Business School, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Downloads 1,845 (7,620)
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Privacy, Behavioral Economics, Laboratory Experiment, Consumer Research, Disclosure

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Beyond the Turk: An Empirical Comparison of Alternative Platforms for Crowdsourcing Online Behavioral Research

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2016
Eyal Peer, Sonam Samat, Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti
Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Privacy Costs and Personal Data Protection: Economic and Legal Perspectives

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2010
Sasha Romanosky and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Downloads 991 (20,274)
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information disclosure, security breach notification, data breaches, identity theft, privacy costs, ex ante safety regulation, ex post liability

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Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft? (Updated)

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 256-286, 2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2013
Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Downloads 955 (21,447)
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data breach disclosure, security breach notification, economics of information security, identity theft, fixed effects regression, difference in difference estimation

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Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users’ Choices Online

A. Acquisti, I. Adjerid, R. Balebako, L. Brandimarte, L. Cranor, S. Komanduri, P. Leon, N. Sadeh, F. Schaub, M. Sleeper, Y. Wang, and S. Wilson. 2017. Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users’ Choices Online. ACM Comput. Surv. 50, 3, Article 44 (August 2017).
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Pamplin College of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - School of Computer Science and Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University - School of Computer Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Information, Carnegie Mellon University, Syracuse University - School of Information Studies and Carnegie Mellon University
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Privacy, Security, Nudge, Soft Paternalism, Behavioral Economics

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Modeling of Marketing Channels: Implications for Both Fields and a Call for Future Research

Marketing Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2012
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Bocconi University, GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Notre Dame - Department of Marketing, Yale, Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, University of Texas at Dallas, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
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marketing channels, game theory, behavioral decision research

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What's it to You? A Survey of Online Privacy Concerns and Risks

NET Institute Working Paper No. 06-29
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Nov 2006
Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University - School of Computer Science and Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences
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Conditioning Prices on Purchase History

SIMS Working Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Nov 2002
Alessandro Acquisti and Hal R. Varian
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of California, Berkeley - School of Information
Downloads 359 (77,020)
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Price discrimination, Price conditioning, Privacy, Ecommerce, Microeconomics

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Beyond the Privacy Paradox: Objective versus Relative Risk in Privacy Decision Making

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Apr 2016
Idris Adjerid, Eyal Peer and Alessandro Acquisti
Pamplin College of Business, Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Downloads 317 (88,728)

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Behavioral Economcis, Privacy, Privacy Paradox, Reference Dependence, Policy

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'Heads or Tails?' – A Reachability Bias in Binary Choice

Forthcoming in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Jan 2014
Maya Bar-Hillel, Eyal Peer and Alessandro Acquisti
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Downloads 279 (102,029)

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acquiescence bias; order effects; randomness cognition; reachability; response bias

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The Welfare Impact of Targeted Advertising

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 02 May 2018
Veronica Marotta, Kaifu Zhang and Alessandro Acquisti
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, INSEAD and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Informational Privacy, Targeted Advertising

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An Online Survey Experiment on Ambiguity and Privacy

Communications & Strategies, No. 88, 4th Quarter 2012, pp. 19-39
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Jan 2014
Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Pennsylvania State University
Downloads 201 (141,571)

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privacy, ambiguity, valuation of personal information, survey experiment

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Choice Architecture, Framing, and Cascaded Privacy Choices

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti and George Loewenstein
Pamplin College of Business, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences
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Choice Architecture, Privacy, Behavioral Economics, Policy

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Reputation as a Sufficient Condition for Data Quality on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Behavior Research Methods, 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2014
Eyal Peer, Joachim Vosgerau and Alessandro Acquisti
Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration, Bocconi University and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Online research; Amazon Mechanical Turk; Data quality; Reputation

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'I Cheated, But Only a Little' – Partial Confessions to Unethical Behavior

Forthcoming in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 23 May 2013 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
Eyal Peer, Alessandro Acquisti and Shaul Shalvi
Bar-Ilan University - Graduate School of Business Administration, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE)
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confessions; unethical behavior; negative emotions, decision making, credibility

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Job Creation and Job Destruction in Russia: Some Preliminary Evidence from Enterprise-Level Data

Trinity Economic Technical Paper No. 1/00
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Oct 2001
Alessandro Acquisti and Hartmut Lehmann
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics
Downloads 87 (272,580)
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labor dynamics, economics of transition

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Interrupting Interruptions: A Digital Experiment on Social Media and Performance

Number of pages: 42
Veronica Marotta and Alessandro Acquisti
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Productivity app, social media interruptions, performance

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Data Breaches and Identity Theft: When is Mandatory Disclosure Optimal?

TPRC 2010
Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Sasha Romanosky, Alessandro Acquisti and Richard Sharp
RAND Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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'Intelligent' vs. Human Capital in the Endogenous/Exogenous Growth Debate

Trinity College Economic Technical Paper 19/98
Posted: 08 Sep 1998
Alessandro Acquisti and Mario Baldassarri
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of Rome I - Department of Public Economics

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Von Neumann's Legacy: 'Intelligent' Capital in a Weightless Economy

Trinity Economic Technical Paper No. 18/98
Posted: 08 Sep 1998
Alessandro Acquisti
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

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Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation

Trinity Economic Technical Papers Series, No.98/6
Posted: 17 Mar 1998
Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth and Alessandro Acquisti
University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

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Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 39    Citations: 7
1.

Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Jul 2011
Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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data breach, data breach litigation, docket analysis, identity theft

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Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2010
Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang and Alessandro Acquisti
RAND Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Data breach disclosure, security breach notification, economics of information security, identity theft, fixed effects regression, difference in difference estimation