Ori Heffetz

Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Associate Professor of Economics

324 Sage Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and Center for Rationality

Mount Scopus

Jerusalem, IL Jerusalem 91905

Israel

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://www.nber.org/~heffetz

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?

American Economic Review, 102(5): 2083–2110, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 32-2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, hypothetical choice, utility

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Preferences for Status: Evidence and Economic Implications

HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL ECONOMICS, Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, Matthew Jackson, eds., Vol. 1A, The Netherlands: North-Holland, pp. 69–91., Johnson School Research Paper Series No. #05-09
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz and Robert H. Frank
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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preferences for status, positional concerns, subjective well-being, conspicuous consumption, positional externalities, relative income, status experiments

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, stated preference, well-being index

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

NBER Working Paper No. w18374
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2012
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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A Test of Conspicuous Consumption: Visibility and Income Elasticities

Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(4): 1101–1117
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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cultural visibility of expenditures, conspicuous consumption, total expenditure elasticity, income elasticity, Engel curves, signaling by consuming

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 8-2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, preference, utility, revealed preference, marginal rate of substitution

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

NBER Working Paper No. w18927
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Mar 2013
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Privacy and Data-Based Research

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz and Katrina Ligett
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and California Institute of Technology - Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences & Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
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data privacy, differential privacy, privacy guarantees, big data

Privacy and Data-Based Research

NBER Working Paper No. w19433
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz and Katrina Ligett
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and California Institute of Technology - Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences & Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Cobb-Douglas Utility with Nonlinear Engel Curves in a Conspicuous Consumption Model

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Aug 2007
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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conspicuous consumption, Engel curves, total expenditure elasticity, Cobb-Douglas

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How Large are Non-Budget-Constraint Effects of Prices on Demand?

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 170–199
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 May 2008 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2010
Ori Heffetz and Moses Shayo
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
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consumer behavior, demand, price, quality signals, experiments

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Who Sees What? Demographics and the Visibility of Consumer Expenditures

Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(4): 801–818
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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expenditure visibility, expenditure observability, conspicuous consumption, survey data, visibility subcultures

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Conclusions Regarding Cross-Group Differences in Happiness Depend on Difficulty of Reaching Respondents

American Economic Review, 103(7): 3001-3021
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Ori Heffetz and Matthew Rabin
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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nonresponse bias, selection bias, happiness, surveys

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Is the Endowment Effect an Expectations Effect?

Journal of the European Economic Association, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2013
Ori Heffetz and John A. List
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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endowment effect, expectations, prospect theory, experiments

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Monetary-Incentive Competition Between Humans and Robots: Experimental Results

In Proc. of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’19), IEEE, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Cornell University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Center for the Study of Rationality, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Economics, Students, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University - Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Human-Robot Competition; Expectations-Based Reference-Dependent Preferences; Loss Aversion; Perceived Competence

Difficulty to Reach Respondents and Nonresponse Bias: Evidence from Large Government Surveys

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
Ori Heffetz and Daniel Reeves
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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nonresponse bias, selection bias, survey data, difficulty of reaching, contact attempts, number of calls, paradata

Difficulty to Reach Respondents and Nonresponse Bias: Evidence from Large Government Surveys

NBER Working Paper No. w22333
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2016
Ori Heffetz and Daniel Reeves
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 605-610, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 1-2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, aggregation, policy

Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

NBER Working Paper No. w18787
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Trinity College
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Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Forthcoming, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2900774
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

NBER Working Paper No. w23111
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jan 2017
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 30 May 2019 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2019
Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori Heffetz and Matthew Rabin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Center for the Study of Rationality, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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dominated strategies, market design, obvious misrepresentation, school choice, strategy-proof, expectations, beliefs, reference-dependent preferences, endowment effect, prospect theory, first-order-stochastic-dominance violations

Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

NBER Working Paper No. w26394
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Oct 2019
Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori Heffetz and Matthew Rabin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Center for the Study of Rationality, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Reminders Work, But for Whom? Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2019
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University - Department of Economics and Smith School of Business, Queen's University
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deadlines, heterogeneous responses, inattention, selection, task completion, task delay, incidence analysis

Forgetting and Heterogeneity in Task Delay: Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients

NBER Working Paper No. w23012
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University - Department of Economics and Smith School of Business, Queen's University
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Are Reference Points Merely Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 May 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2018
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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expectations, beliefs, reference-dependent preferences, sink-in, endow- ment effect, effort provision, prospect theory, experiments

Are Reference Points Merely Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

NBER Working Paper No. w24721
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jun 2018
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys

NBER Working Paper No. w16489
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2010
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Expenditure Visibility and Consumer Behavior: New Evidence

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2018
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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expenditure visibility, noticeability, impressions, conspicuous consumption, Engel curves, income elasticities, luxury goods, household data, surveys

Expenditure Visibility and Consumer Behavior: New Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w25161
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Oct 2018
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Self-Reported Wellbeing Indicators Are a Valuable Complement to Traditional Economic Indicators but Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete with Them. A Comment on a Happy Choice: Wellbeing As the Goal of Government by Paul Frijters, Andrew E. Clark, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2019-002
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Oct 2019
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Is the Endowment Effect a Reference Effect?

NBER Working Paper No. w16715
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jan 2011
Ori Heffetz and John A. List
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Self-Reported Wellbeing Indicators Are a Valuable Complement to Traditional Economic Indicators but Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete With Them

Behavioural Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Oct 2019
USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Self-Reported Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index, Policy