Stephan Meier

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

600 Atlantic Avenue

Boston, MA 02210

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

Columbia Business School - Management

3022 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

United States

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Scholarly Papers (41)

Doing Good or Doing Well? Image Motivation and Monetary Incentives in Behaving Prosocially

American Economic Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 544-555, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Oct 2011
Dan Ariely, Anat Bracha and Stephan Meier
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Doing Good or Doing Well? Image Motivation and Monetary Incentives in Behaving Prosocially

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2968, FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 07-9
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Aug 2007
Dan Ariely, Anat Bracha and Stephan Meier
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Downloads 1,979 (7,919)
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prosocial behavior, extrinsic incentives, image motivation, experiments

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A Survey of Economic Theories and Field Evidence on Pro-Social Behavior

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 06-6
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Stephan Meier
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Downloads 1,874 (8,866)
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The Economics of Museums

Institute for Empirical Economic Research Working Paper No. 149
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Feb 2020
Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier
CREMA and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Financial Literacy and Subprime Mortgage Delinquency: Evidence from a Survey Matched to Administrative Data

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper Series No. 2010-10
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 May 2010
Kristopher Gerardi, Lorenz Goette and Stephan Meier
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, University of Lausanne and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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subprime mortgage, delinquency, default, financial literacy, cognitive ability, survey

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Is Volunteering Rewarding in Itself?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1045; Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 180
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Mar 2004
Stephan Meier and Alois Stutzer
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Basel - Faculty of Business and Economics
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happiness, pro-social behavior, subjective well-being, volunteering

Is Volunteering Rewarding in Itself?

Economica, Vol. 75, Issue 297, pp. 39-59, February 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Dec 2007
Stephan Meier and Alois Stutzer
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Basel - Faculty of Business and Economics
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The Impact of Group Membership on Cooperation and Norm Enforcement: Evidence Using Random Assignment to Real Social Groups

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2020, FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 06-7
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Lorenz Goette, David Huffman and Stephan Meier
University of Lausanne, IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Downloads 762 (34,345)
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organizations, in-group favoritism, social identity, punishment

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Museums between Private and Public the Case of the Beyeler Museum in Basle

Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 116
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Feb 2020
Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier
CREMA and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Museums, special exhibitions, state support, cultural economics

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Present-Biased Preferences and Credit Card Borrowing

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4198
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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time preferences, dynamic inconsistency, credit card borrowing, field experiment

Present-Biased Preferences and Credit Card Borrowing

American Economic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 193-210, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Oct 2011
Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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Selection into Financial Literacy Programs: Evidence from a Field Study

FRB of Boston Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 07-5
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Dec 2007
Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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selection, credit scores, financial literacy, time preferences, field experiment

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Impatience and Credit Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 07-3
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Apr 2007
Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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time preferences, credit behavior, credit scores, delinquencies, field experiment

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Pro-Social Behavior, Reciprocity or Both?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 750; Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 107
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Mar 2002
Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier
CREMA and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Public Goods, Pro-social behavior, Reciprocity, Donation

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Matching Donations: Subsidizing Charitable Giving in a Field Experiment

Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 181
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 May 2004
Stephan Meier and Bruno S. Frey
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and CREMA
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Public Goods, Field Experiment, Matching Mechanism, Donations

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Deciding to Distrust

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-049, FRB Boston Working Paper No. 05-4
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Feb 2006
Iris Bohnet and Stephan Meier
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Trust, reciprocity, framing, experiments, Economics - Microeconomics, Leadership/Conflict Management

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Two Concerns About Rational Choice: Indoctrination and Imperialism

Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 104
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Feb 2002
Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier
CREMA and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Rational Choice, Public Goods, Giving Behavior, Education, Behavioral Economics

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Discounting Financial Literacy: Time Preferences and Participation in Financial Education Programs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3507
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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financial literacy, time preferences, selection, field experiment

Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on Self-Help Groups and Peer Pressure as a Savings Commitment Device

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6311
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Feb 2012
Felipe Kast, Stephan Meier and Dina Pomeranz
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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savings, commitment device, peer pressure, field experiment

Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on Self-Help Groups and Peer Pressure as a Savings Commitment Device

NBER Working Paper No. w18417
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Felipe Kast, Stephan Meier and Dina Pomeranz
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Political Economists are Neither Selfish Nor Indoctrinated

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 490; IEER Working Paper No. 69
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Feb 2001
Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier
CREMA and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Downloads 209 (155,975)
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Economists, Public Good, Giving Behaviour, Education, Selection

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Stability of Time Preferences

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4756
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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experimental economics, time preferences, preference stability

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Selfish and Indoctrinated Economists?

Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 103
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Feb 2003
Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier
CREMA and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Economists, Public Good, Giving Behaviour, Education, Selection

Do People Behave in Experiments as in the Field? - Evidence from Donations

Institute for Empirical Research in Economics Working Paper No. 248
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jul 2005
Matthias Benz and Stephan Meier
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Experiments, external validity, methodology, charitable giving

Do People Behave in Experiments as in the Field? Evidence from Donations

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 06-8
Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Matthias Benz and Stephan Meier
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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Experiments, external validity, methodology, charitable giving

Another Hidden Cost of Incentives: The Detrimental Effect on Norm Enforcement

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 09-2
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Mar 2009
Andreas Fuster and Stephan Meier
Swiss National Bank - Financial Stability and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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public goods, experimental economics, norm enforcement, hidden costs of incentives

Another Hidden Cost of Incentives: The Detrimental Effect on Norm Enforcement

Management Science, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 57-70, 2010
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2011
Andreas Fuster and Stephan Meier
Swiss National Bank - Financial Stability and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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public goods, prosocial behavior, norm enforcement, hidden cost of incentives, experimental economics

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The Impact of Social Ties on Group Interactions: Evidence from Minimal Groups and Randomly Assigned Real Groups

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2012, 4(1): 101–115, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 12/27
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 May 2012
Lorenz Goette, David Huffman and Stephan Meier
University of Lausanne, IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Did We Overestimate the Role of Social Preferences? The Case of Self-Selected Student Samples

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3177
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Sep 2010
Armin Falk, Stephan Meier and Christian Zehnder
briq - Institute on Behavior & Inequality, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Lausanne
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methodology, selection, experiments, prosocial behavior

Did We Overestimate the Role of Social Preferences? The Case of Self-Selected Student Samples

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5475
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Feb 2011
Armin Falk, Stephan Meier and Christian Zehnder
briq - Institute on Behavior & Inequality, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Lausanne
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methodology, selection, experiments, prosocial behavior

Did We Overestimate the Role of Social Preferences? The Case of Self-Selected Student Samples

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8019
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Armin Falk, Stephan Meier and Christian Zehnder
briq - Institute on Behavior & Inequality, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Lausanne
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experiments, methodology, prosocial behavior, selection

Bureaucratic Rents and Life Satisfaction

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1964, IEW Working Paper No. 269
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Feb 2006
Simon Luechinger, Stephan Meier and Alois Stutzer
University of Lucerne, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Basel - Faculty of Business and Economics
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public sector, rents, life satisfaction, corruption, judicial independence

Bureaucratic Rents and Life Satisfaction

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 476-488, 2008
Posted: 16 Sep 2008
Simon Luechinger, Stephan Meier and Alois Stutzer
University of Lucerne, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Basel - Faculty of Business and Economics

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Group Membership, Competition, and Altruistic Versus Antisocial Punishment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Army Groups

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5189
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Sep 2010
University of Lausanne, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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group membership, competition, punishment, army, experiment

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Do Business Students Make Good Citizens?

Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 148
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Aug 2003
Stephan Meier and Bruno S. Frey
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and CREMA
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Field Experiments in Strategy Research

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8705
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Brigham Young University - Department of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Brigham Young University
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field experiments, research methods, culture, liability of foreignness, foreign direct investment, strategy research, corporate culture

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Competition Between Organizational Groups: Its Impact on Altruistic and Anti-Social Motivations

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Dec 2011
University of Lausanne, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Downloads 92 (298,667)
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Group decisions, cooperation, punishment, experiment, Army

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Do Subsidies Increase Charitable Giving in the Long Run? Matching Donations in a Field Experiment

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 06-18
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
Stephan Meier
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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public goods, field experiment, matching mechanism, charitable giving

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Why Does Unemployment Hurt the Employed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap between the Public and Private Sectors

FRB of Boston Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 08-1 SOEPPaper No. 106
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Simon Luechinger, Stephan Meier and Alois Stutzer
University of Lucerne, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Basel - Faculty of Business and Economics
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unemployment, life satisfaction, job security, public sector

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Nudging Credit Scores in the Field: The Effect of Text Reminders on Creditworthiness in the United States

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 15-2
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Anat Bracha and Stephan Meier
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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field experiment, credit score, creditworthiness, reminders, financial decisionmaking, low income

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Why Does Unemployment Hurt the Employed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap between the Public and the Private Sector

IZA Working Paper No. 3385
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 May 2008
Simon Luechinger, Stephan Meier and Alois Stutzer
University of Lucerne, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of Basel - Faculty of Business and Economics
Downloads 65 (365,198)
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unemployment, life satisfaction, job security, public sector

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Culture of Trust and Division of Labor

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8974
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Stephan Meier and Matthew Stephenson
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Columbia Business School - Management
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trust, division of labor, organizational structure

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Trust and In-Group Favoritism in a Culture of Crime

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8169
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 May 2014
Stephan Meier, Lamar Pierce and Antonino Vaccaro
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and University of Navarra - IESE Business School
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organized crime, trust, in-group favoritism, Mafia

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Incentives and Group Identity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6815
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Paolo Masella, Stephan Meier and Philipp Zahn
University of Bologna - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and University of St. Gallen
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crowding out, motivation, incentives, social preferences, social identity, trust, experiment

Intentions for Doing Good Matter for Doing Well: The (Negative) Signaling Value of Prosocial Incentives

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11203
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Dec 2017
Lea Cassar and Stephan Meier
University of Cologne and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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prosocial incentives, Corporate Social Responsibility, signaling

Intentions for Doing Good Matter for Doing Well: The (Negative) Signaling Value of Prosocial Incentives

NBER Working Paper No. w24109
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Dec 2017
Lea Cassar and Stephan Meier
University of Cologne and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Reviews - Besprechungen - Comptes Rendus

Kyklos, Vol. 55, pp. 421-461, 2002
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Jul 2003
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, College of Charleston - School of Business, University of Fribourg - Faculty of Economics and Social Science, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, CREMA, Central European University - IRES Department, University of Twente, Walter Eucken Institut, University of Haifa, Independent, Panjab University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), University of Innsbruck - Department of Public Finance, Tilburg University, CentER, European Commission, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen and Canara Bank
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Macroeconomic Conditions when Young Shape Job Preferences for Life

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13123
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Apr 2020
Maria Cotofan, Lea Cassar, Robert Dur and Stephan Meier
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), University of Cologne, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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preferences for job attributes, experience, macroeconomic condition, generational dierence

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Early Release and Recidivism

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13035
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 23 Mar 2020
Armando Meier, Jonathan Levav and Stephan Meier
University of Basel, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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parole, recidivism, early release, sentence length, judges

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The Effect of Financial Constraints on In-Group Bias: Evidence from Rice Farmers in Thailand

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12919
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Suparee Boonmanunt and Stephan Meier
Mahidol University and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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cooperation, financial constraints, in-group bias, lab-in-the-field experiment, norm enforcement

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Gender Differences in Preferences for Meaning at Work

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13053
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
Vanessa Burbano, Nicolas Padilla and Stephan Meier
Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Columbia Business School, Marketing, Students and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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job design, job preferences, gender segregation by occupation, mission, meaning at work