John L. Beshears

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field Road

Morgan 270C

Boston, MA 02163

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Citation 16

How are Preferences Revealed?

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Apr 2008
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 255 (97,873)
Citation 16

Abstract:

preferences, normative preferences, revealed preferences, consumer behavior

How are Preferences Revealed?

NBER Working Paper No. w13976
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 May 2008
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 28 (414,633)
Citation 16

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How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?

HKS Working Paper No. RWP09_16, Yale ICF Working Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 May 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2009
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 216 (116,059)
Citation 6

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How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?

NBER Working Paper No. w14859
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 2009
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Citation 6

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Who Selected Adjustable-Rate Mortgages? Evidence from the 1989-2007 Surveys of Consumer Finances

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 10-083
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Daniel Bergstresser and John L. Beshears
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 172 (144,102)
Citation 1

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Mortgages, Brokers, Adjustable-Rate Mortgages.

Who Selected Adjustable-Rate Mortgages? Evidence from the 1989-2007 Surveys of Consumer Finances

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Nov 2009
John L. Beshears and Daniel Bergstresser
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 85 (248,192)
Citation 1

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Mortgages, ARMs

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Citation 11

Simplification and Saving

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 08-07
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Jan 2008
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 189 (132,054)
Citation 11

Abstract:

retirement savings, asset allocation, 401(k)

Simplification and Saving

NBER Working Paper No. w12659
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Nov 2006
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 26 (424,807)
Citation 11

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Mental Accounting and Small Windfalls: Evidence from an Online Grocer

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 08-024
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
Katherine L. Milkman and John L. Beshears
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 174 (129,681)
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Do Sell-Side Stock Analysts Exhibit Escalation of Commitment?

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
John L. Beshears and Katherine L. Milkman
Harvard Business School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 130 (172,820)
Citation 1

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Stock Analysts, Forecasting, Escalation

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Does Front-Loading Taxation Increase Savings? Evidence from Roth 401(K) Introductions

NBER Working Paper No. w20738
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 109 (192,788)

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Behavioral Economics Perspectives on Public Sector Pension Plans

HKS Working Paper No. RWP11-013
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Mar 2011
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 75 (268,018)
Citation 1

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Behavioral Economics Perspectives on Public Sector Pension Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w16728
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Citation 1

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Modeling Expert Opinions on Food Healthiness: A Nutrition Metric

Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 08-082
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2014
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Harvard Business School - Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and Dartmouth College - Dartmouth Medical School
Downloads 96 (218,389)

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The Importance of Default Options for Retirement Savings Outcomes: Evidence from the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w12009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Apr 2006
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 84 (237,344)
Citation 47

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The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 Aug 2014
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Citation 7

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The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions

NBER Working Paper No. w17345
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Aug 2011
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Citation 7

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Liquidity in Retirement Savings Systems: An International Comparison

NBER Working Paper No. w21168
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 May 2015
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Boston College - Center for Retirement Research, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 42 (357,791)

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Liquidity in Retirement Savings Systems: An International Comparison

HKS Working Paper No. RWP15-024
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Jun 2015
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Boston College - Center for Retirement Research, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 25 (430,183)

Abstract:

Retirement, liquidity, savings, finance

Following Through on Good Intentions: The Power of Planning Prompts

HKS Working Paper No. 12-024
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2012
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 51 (328,747)

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behavioral economics, implementation intentions, health, colonoscopy, planning

Following Through on Good Intentions: The Power of Planning Prompts

NBER Working Paper No. w17995
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Apr 2012
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings Plan Participation Under Automatic Enrollment

NBER Working Paper No. w13352
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Aug 2007
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 48 (332,480)
Citation 4

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The Availability and Utilization of 401(K) Loans

HKS Working Paper No. RWP11-023
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jun 2011
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 25 (430,183)

Abstract:

retirement economics, 401(k) loans, employment benefits

The Availability and Utilization of 401(K) Loans

NBER Working Paper No. w17118
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jun 2011
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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What Makes Annuitization More Appealing?

NBER Working Paper No. w18575
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Downloads 35 (354,286)
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Early Decisions: A Regulatory Framework

NBER Working Paper No. w11920
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Jun 2006
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 32 (386,910)
Citation 1

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Does Aggregated Returns Disclosure Increase Portfolio Risk-Taking?

NBER Working Paper No. w16868
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 26 (382,966)
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Who Uses the Roth 401(K), and How Do They Use it?

NBER Working Paper No. w19193
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Jul 2013
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 25 (379,158)

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Self Control and Commitment: Can Decreasing the Liquidity of a Savings Account Increase Deposits?

NBER Working Paper No. w21474
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Using Implementation Intentions Prompts to Enhance Influenza Vaccination Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w17183
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jul 2011
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Should Governments Invest More in Nudging?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jun 2017
University of California at Los Angeles, Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Harvard Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Google Inc., ideas42, ideas42 and Government of the United States of America - Department of Defense
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Abstract:

nudge, nudge unit, choice architecture, behavioral science, behavioral economics, savings, pension plan, education, college enrollment, energy, electricity usage, preventive health, influenza vaccination, flu shot