Anya Samek

Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

635 Downey Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332

United States

University of Southern California - Department of Economics

3620 South Vermont Ave. Kaprielian (KAP) Hall, 300

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

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Do People Anticipate Loss Aversion?

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2015
Alex Imas, Sally Sadoff and Anya Samek
Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 380 (76,093)
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loss aversion, incentives, contracts, framing

Do People Anticipate Loss Aversion?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5277
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Alex Imas, Sally Sadoff and Anya Samek
Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Do Thank-You Calls Increase Charitable Giving? Expert Forecasts and Field Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 May 2019
Anya Samek and Chuck Longfield
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Blackbaud, Inc
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Charitable giving, Field experiment, Identity, Thank-you calls, Gratitude, Expert forecasts, Social preferences, Reciprocity

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Dynamic Inconsistency in Food Choice: Experimental Evidence from a Food Desert

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2572821, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper 2015-027
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
Sally Sadoff, Anya Samek and Charles Sprenger
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Downloads 478 (58,310)
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temptation, dynamic inconsistency, commitment demand, field experiment

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Gender Differences in Job Entry Decisions: A University-Wide Field Experiment

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2579257, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper 2579257
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
Anya Samek
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 378 (77,220)
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field experiment, gender, competitiveness, labor market

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Facing Your Opponents: Social Identification and Information Feedback in Contests

Journal of Conflict Resolution, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
University of Richmond - E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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contest, information, identification, over-dissipation, experiments

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Dishonesty: From Parents to Children

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-15, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2015
George Mason University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)
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cheating, dishonesty, ethical judgment, social utility, field experiment

On the Origins of Dishonesty: From Parents to Children

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8906
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Mar 2015
George Mason University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)
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cheating, dishonesty, ethical judgment, social utility, field experiment

On the Origins of Dishonesty: From Parents to Children

NBER Working Paper No. w20897
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Feb 2015
George Mason University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)
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Incentives to Eat Healthy: Evidence from a Grocery Store Field Experiment

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2015-025
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Sep 2015
John A. List, Anya Samek and Terri Zhu
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Louis' Groceries
Downloads 224 (135,643)
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field experiment, incentives, education, food choice, grocery, habit formation

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'Feel the Warmth' Glow: A Field Experiment on Manipulating the Act of Giving

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Amanda Chuan and Anya Samek
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 165 (179,461)
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field experiment, altruism, meaning, social pressure

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The Association between Personality Traits and Voting in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2017-002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Feb 2017
Anya Samek
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Online Panel, Big Five Personality, Voting, Political Election

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How Do Suggested Donations Affect Charitable Gifts? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Public Broadcasting

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2015-031
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Dec 2015
David Reiley and Anya Samek
Pandora Media, Inc. and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 152 (192,409)
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charity, giving, philanthropy, behavioral economics

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Do I Care If You Are Paid? A Field Experiment on Charitable Donations

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2938069
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2019
University of Goettingen (Gottingen), Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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charitable giving, field experiment, information

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Behavioral Spillovers in Coordination Games

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2012
Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 124 (226,303)
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coordination, order-statistic games, experiments, cooperation, minimum game, behavioral spillover

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An Experimental Study of Decision Process with Interactive Technology

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2015
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Florida International University (FIU) - College of Business Administration, Purdue University - College of Industrial Engineering and Purdue University - College of Industrial Engineering
Downloads 114 (240,757)
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revealed preference, information search, decision time, visual analytics

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Gifts and Goals: Behavioral Nudges to Improve Child Food Choice at School

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Feb 2016
Anya Samek
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 113 (242,262)
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field experiment, children, food choice, reciprocity, goal-setting

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Specialization, Factor Uses and the Rybczynski Theorem

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Feb 2006
Georg Schaur, Chong Xiang and Anya Samek
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Visual Tools and Narratives: New Ways to Improve Financial Literacy

Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center Working Paper No. 2014-1, Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2585231
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Mar 2015
George Washington University - Department of Accountancy, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, RAND Corporation - Labor and Population and RAND Corporation
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financial literacy, stories, videos, visual analytic tools

Visual Tools and Narratives: New Ways to Improve Financial Literacy

NBER Working Paper No. w20229
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2015
George Washington University - Department of Accountancy, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, RAND Corporation - Labor and Population and RAND Corporation
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Simultaneous Decision-Making in Competitive and Cooperative Environments

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2012
Roman M. Sheremeta and Anya Samek
Case Western Reserve University and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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cooperation, competition, public goods, contests, experiments, behavioral spillover

Simultaneous Decision‐Making in Competitive and Cooperative Environments

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 1311-1323, 2013
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Feb 2013
Anya Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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Selective Recognition: How to Recognize Donors to Increase Charitable Giving

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Anya Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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charity donations, recognition, information, experiments

Selective Recognition: How to Recognize Donors to Increase Charitable Giving

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 55, Issue 3, pp. 1489-1496, 2017
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 May 2017
Anya Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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Loss Aversion and the Quantity-Quality Tradeoff

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-006
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2016
Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
Downloads 90 (282,356)
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quantity, quality, experiment, incentives, real effort, loss aversion

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A Field Experiment on the Impact of Incentives on Milk Choice in the Lunchroom

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2558604, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper 2015-028
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
John A. List and Anya Samek
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 88 (286,401)
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field experiment, children, incentives, food choice

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Learned Generosity? A Field Experiment with Parents and Their Children

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper 2706751
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 67 (335,575)

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field experiment, children, parents, transmission, social preferences, influence

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When Identifying Contributors is Costly: An Experiment on Public Goods

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Anya Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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public-goods, information, experiments

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Recognizing Contributors and Cost of Information: An Experiment on Public Goods

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2014
Anya Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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public-goods, information, experiments

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Recognizing Contributors: An Experiment on Public Goods

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Jan 2014
Anya Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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public-goods, information, experiments

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How Do Informational Prompts Affect Choices in the School Lunchroom?

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2017-001
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Feb 2017
Chien-Yu Lai, John A. List and Anya Samek
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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field experiment, food choice, children, information, prompts

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Behavioral Impediments to Valuing Annuities: Evidence on the Effects of Complexity and Choice Bracketing

NBER Working Paper No. w24101
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Dec 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Five Steps to Planning Success. Experimental Evidence from U.S. Households

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2585232
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Mar 2015
RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation - Labor and Population, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, George Washington University - Department of Accountancy, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and National University of Singapore (NUS)
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financial education, financial planning

Five Steps to Planning Success. Experimental Evidence from U.S. Households

NBER Working Paper No. w20203
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Jun 2014
RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation - Labor and Population, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, George Washington University - Department of Accountancy, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and National University of Singapore (NUS)
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When Charities Compete: A Laboratory Experiment with Simultaneous Public Goods

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2015
Justin Krieg and Anya Samek
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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public goods, laboratory experiment, behavioral spillover, recognition

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Exploring the Origins of Charitable Acts: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment with Young Children

Economics Letters, Vol. 118, No. 3, March 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
John A. List and Anya Samek
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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altruism, warm glow, preference development

Behavioral Impediments to Valuing Annuities: Complexity and Choice Bracketing

PRC WP2019-5 Pension Research Council Working Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Apr 2019
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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pension, annuity, retirement income, Social Security, cognition, behavioral economics

Behavioral Impediments to Valuing Annuities: Complexity and Choice Bracketing

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12263
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 May 2019
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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pension, annuity, retirement income, Social Security, cognition, behavioral

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The Effect of Recipient Contribution Requirements on Support for Social Programs

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2017-007
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2018
Sally Sadoff and Anya Samek
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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A Field Experiment on Using Messaging and Virtual Rewards to Increase User Participation on NanoHUB.org

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Anya Samek and Gerhard Klimeck
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Purdue University - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Downloads 40 (422,369)

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contribution, field experiment, incentives, online community, public goods

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Is There a Gender Gap in Preschoolers’ Competitiveness? An Experiment in the U.S.

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 92, 2013
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Anya Samek
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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gender, competition, child preferences, field experiment

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Divided Loyalists or Conditional Cooperators? Creating Consensus About Cooperation in Multiple Simultaneous Social Dilemmas

Group and Organization Management, 2014
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2017
University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Case Western Reserve University
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cooperation, conditional cooperation, defection, loyalty, experiments, public goods, social dilemmas

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An Experimental Study of Reputation with Heterogeneous Goods

Decision Support Systems, Volume 54, Issue 2, January, 2013, pp. 1134-1149
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Anya Samek
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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laboratory experiment, trust, reputation, e-commerce, decision, market

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The Behavioralist as Nutritionist: Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Improve Child Food Choice and Consumption

NBER Working Paper No. w20132
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 May 2014
John A. List and Anya Samek
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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When Incentives Backfire: Spillover Effects in Food Choice

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9288
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management - Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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food choice, incentives, spillovers, field experiment

When Incentives Backfire: Spillover Effects in Food Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w21481
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Case Western Reserve University, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Hassle Costs and Workplace Charitable Giving: Field Experiments with Google Employees

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jul 2018
Google Inc. - Google, Pandora Media, Inc. and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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hassle cost, field experiment, charitable giving

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Using Consequence Messaging to Improve Understanding of Social Security

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2018-383
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jan 2019
Anya Samek, Arie Kapteyn and Andre Gray
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California and University of Southern California
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Social Security Statement, Retirement Planning

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The Effect of Early Education on Social Preferences

NBER Working Paper No. w22898
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics
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Moral Costs and Rational Choice: Theory and Experimental Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w22234
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 May 2016 Last Revised: 20 May 2016
Georgia State University, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Georgia State University - Department of Economics, Georgia State University - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 12 (566,960)

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Toward an Understanding of the Development of Time Preferences: Evidence from Field Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w25590
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Feb 2019
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Oregon - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Chicago and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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Factor Uses and the Pattern of Specialization

Review of International Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 368-382, May 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Georg Schaur, Chong Xiang and Anya Samek
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Risk Preferences of Children and Adolescents in Relation to Gender, Cognitive Skills, Soft Skills, and Executive Functions

NBER Working Paper No. w25723
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Apr 2019
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Birmingham, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Northwestern University and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Round Giving: A Field Experiment on Suggested Donation Amounts in Public‐Television Fundraising

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 57, Issue 2, pp. 876-889, 2019
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Feb 2019
David Reiley and Anya Samek
Pandora Media, Inc. and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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