Richard H. Thaler

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science

5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

36

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.
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Citation 332

A Survey of Behavioral Finance

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 04 Oct 2002
Nicholas Barberis and Richard H. Thaler
Yale School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 21,456 (73)
Citation 332

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behavioral finance, market efficiency, limits to arbitrage, psychology, investor behavior

A Survey of Behavioral Finance

NBER Working Paper No. w9222
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 19 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2010
Nicholas Barberis and Richard H. Thaler
Yale School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 885 (20,513)
Citation 332

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2.
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Citation 3

Choice Architecture

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Apr 2010
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein and John P. Balz
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Political Science Department
Downloads 15,755 (131)
Citation 3

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Behavioral Economics, Public Policy, Nudge, Psychology

Choice Architecture

The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy, Ch. 25, Eldar Shafir, ed. (2012).
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Dec 2014
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein and John P. Balz
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Political Science Department
Downloads 3,507 (2,062)
Citation 3

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Behavioral Economics, Public Policy, Nudge, Psychology

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Deal or No Deal? Decision Making under Risk in a Large-Payoff Game Show

American Economic Review, Vol. 98, No. 1, pp. 38-71, March 2008
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2012
Koc University - Graduate School of Business, VU Amsterdam - School of Business and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 17,348 (102)
Citation 41

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Decision making under risk, Expected utility theory, Prospect theory

4.
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Citation 40

Behavioral Economics

MIT Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 00-27
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Oct 2000
Sendhil Mullainathan and Richard H. Thaler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 9,807 (327)
Citation 40

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Behavioral Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w7948
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Sendhil Mullainathan and Richard H. Thaler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 458 (50,291)
Citation 40

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The Loser's Curse: Decision Making & Market Efficiency in the National Football League Draft

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2012
Cade Massey and Richard H. Thaler
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 9,907 (270)
Citation 2

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Market efficiency, rational expectations, behavioral decision theory, labor markets

6.

Libertarian Paternalism Is Not An Oxymoron

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 May 2003
Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 8,766 (335)
Citation 59

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paternalism, savings, behavioral economics, libertarianism

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Split or Steal? Cooperative Behavior When the Stakes Are Large

Management Science, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 2-20, January 2012
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2013
VU Amsterdam - School of Business and Economics, Department of Finance - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 4,048 (1,306)

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natural experiment, game show, prisoner’s dilemma, cooperation, cooperative behavior, social behavior, social preferences, reciprocity, reciprocal behavior, context effects, anchoring

8.

Dividend Changes Do Not Signal Changes in Future Profitability

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Oct 2003
Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Johnson@Cornell Tech, Cornell University, University of California at Los Angeles and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 2,251 (3,983)
Citation 47

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Heuristics and Biases in Retirement Savings Behavior

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Jan 2007
Shlomo Benartzi and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 1,738 (6,420)
Citation 66

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Retirement savings, 401(k) plans, behavioral finance

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Anomalies: Utility Maximization and Experienced Utility

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Dec 2005
Daniel Kahneman and Richard H. Thaler
Princeton University and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 1,617 (7,383)
Citation 30

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Utility Maximization, Experienced Utility, Behavioral Economics

Can the Market Add and Subtract? Mispricing in Tech Stock Carve-Outs

CRSP Working Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Dec 2000
Owen A. Lamont and Richard H. Thaler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 1,385 (10,240)
Citation 171

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Carve-out, mispricing, arbitrage, put-call parity, short-sale constraints

Can the Market Add and Subtract? Mispricing in Tech Stock Carve-Outs

NBER Working Paper No. w8302
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 May 2001 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2014
Owen A. Lamont and Richard H. Thaler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 67 (290,210)
Citation 171

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Can the Market Add and Subtract? Mispricing in Tech Stock Carve-outs

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 111, April 2003
Posted: 16 Jun 2003
Owen A. Lamont and Richard H. Thaler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Gambling with the House Money and Trying to Break Even: The Effects of Prior Outcomes on Risky Choice

Management Science, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 643-660, 1990
Posted: 29 Jun 2009
Richard H. Thaler and Eric J. Johnson
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Columbia Business School - Marketing
Downloads 1,263 (9,072)
Citation 180

Abstract:

decision making, prospect theory, sunk costs, mental accounting

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Annuity Puzzles

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Shlomo Benartzi, Alessandro Previtero and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 1,120 (13,262)
Citation 2

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Behavioral Finance, Household FInance, Annuity Puzzle, Inertia, Framing Effects

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Choice Architecture and Retirement Saving Plans

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2011
Shlomo Benartzi, Ehud Peleg and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 822 (17,001)
Citation 9

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Retirement saving plans, Investment decisions, Life-cycle

Individual Preferences, Monetary Gambles and the Equity Premium

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Oct 2003
Nicholas Barberis, Ming Huang and Richard H. Thaler
Yale School of Management, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 712 (28,127)
Citation 18

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risk aversion, framing, loss aversion, stock market participation, equity premium

Individual Preferences, Monetary Gambles and the Equity Premium

NBER Working Paper No. w9997
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Sep 2003
Nicholas Barberis, Ming Huang and Richard H. Thaler
Yale School of Management, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 67 (290,210)
Citation 18

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The Nominal Price Puzzle

AFA 2007 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Mar 2006
Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill, University of California at Los Angeles, Johnson@Cornell Tech, Cornell University and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 766 (24,616)
Citation 21

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nominal prices, stock splits, norms

17.
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Citation 52

How Much is Investor Autonomy Worth?

AFA 2002 Atlanta Meetings
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Dec 2001
Shlomo Benartzi and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 684 (29,718)
Citation 52

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How Much Is Investor Autonomy Worth?

Journal of Finance, Vol. 57, pp. 1593-1616, 2002
Posted: 30 Dec 2003
Shlomo Benartzi and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Invest Now, Drink Later, Spend Never: The Mental Accounting of Delayed Consumption

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2006
Eldar Shafir and Richard H. Thaler
Princeton University and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 629 (28,932)
Citation 5

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Mental Accounting, Intertemporal Choice, Consumer Behavior

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Myopic Loss Aversion and the Equity Premium Puzzle

NBER Working Paper No. w4369
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jun 2004
Shlomo Benartzi and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 611 (24,746)
Citation 289

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Individual Preferences, Monetary Gambles, and Stock Market Participation: A Case for Narrow Framing

American Economic Review, Vol. 96, No. 4, September 2006
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jul 2006
Nicholas Barberis, Ming Huang and Richard H. Thaler
Yale School of Management, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 569 (36,244)
Citation 44

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risk aversion, framing, loss aversion, stock market participation

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Company Stock, Market Rationality, and Legal Reform

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 218
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Aug 2004
University of California at Los Angeles, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research and Harvard Law School
Downloads 535 (39,654)
Citation 8

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Bounded rationality, company stock, behavioral economics, employee compensation

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Financial Decision-Making in Markets and Firms: A Behavioral Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w4777
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2010
Werner F.M. DeBondt and Richard H. Thaler
DePaul University - Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 467 (44,105)
Citation 46

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A Behavioral Approach to Law and Economics

50 Stanford Law Rev. 1471 (1998)
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 11 Jul 2013
Christine Jolls, Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 442 (52,588)
Citation 211

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A Behavioral Approach to Law and Economics

Stanford Law Review, July 1998
Posted: 09 Apr 1998
Christine Jolls, Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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A Behavioral Approach to Law and Economics

Posted: 07 Jul 1998
Christine Jolls, Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Who's on First: Book Review of Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Oct 2011
Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard Law School
Downloads 391 (47,357)

Abstract:

baseball, behavioral economics

25.

Helping Consumers Know Themselves

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Jan 2011
Emir Kamenica, Sendhil Mullainathan and Richard H. Thaler
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 310 (67,162)
Citation 3

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disclosure, regulation

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An Economic Theory of Self-Control

NBER Working Paper No. w0208
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2010
Hersh Shefrin and Richard H. Thaler
Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 296 (67,361)
Citation 194

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Standing United or Falling Divided? High Stakes Bargaining in a TV Game Show

American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 105, No. 5, pp. 402-407, May 2015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2015
Department of Finance - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam - School of Business and Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 192 (78,193)

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bargaining, negotiation, game show, natural experiment, equity theory, moral property rights, entitlements, fairness, concessions, first-mover advantage

Price Reactions to Dividend Initiations and Omissions: Overreaction or Drift?

NBER Working Paper No. w4778
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Jul 2003
Roni Michaely, Richard H. Thaler and Kent L. Womack
Johnson@Cornell Tech, Cornell University, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management (Deceased)
Downloads 181 (139,820)
Citation 180

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Price Reactions to Dividend Initiations and Omissions: Overreaction or Drift?

JOURNAL OF FINANCE, Vol 50 No 2, June 1995
Posted: 10 May 2000
Roni Michaely, Richard H. Thaler and Kent L. Womack
Johnson@Cornell Tech, Cornell University, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management (Deceased)

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Window Dressing by Pension Fund Managers

NBER Working Paper No. w3617
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Jan 2008
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 134 (145,600)
Citation 139

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Investor Sentiment and the Closed-End Fund Puzzle

NBER Working Paper No. w3465
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Jun 2007
Charles Lee, Andrei Shleifer and Richard H. Thaler
Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 81 (198,205)
Citation 299

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Overconfidence vs. Market Efficiency in the National Football League

NBER Working Paper No. w11270
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 31 May 2005
Cade Massey and Richard H. Thaler
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 81 (229,318)
Citation 10

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Nominal Share Price Puzzle

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 121-42, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Apr 2010
Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill, Johnson@Cornell Tech, Cornell University, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of California at Los Angeles
Downloads 53 (257,358)
Citation 16

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nominal prices, stock splits, norms

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Public Policy Toward Life Saving: Maximize Lives Saved vs. Consumer Sovereignty

NBER Working Paper No. w0419
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2010
William Gould and Richard H. Thaler
Independent and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 29 (369,820)
Citation 1

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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
Downloads 0 (107,940)

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

35.

Behavioral Economics: Past, Present and Future

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Jun 2016
Richard H. Thaler
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 0 (2,121)

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Behavioral Economics

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Save More Tomorrow: Using Behavioral Economics to Increase Employee Saving

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, No. 1, pp. S164-S187, February 2004
Posted: 26 Jan 2004
Shlomo Benartzi and Richard H. Thaler
University of California at Los Angeles and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 100    Citations: 6
1.

The Loser's Curse: Overconfidence vs. Market Efficiency in the National Football League Draft - Electronic Appendix

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2012
Cade Massey and Richard H. Thaler
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 89
Citation 6

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