Tag Archives: Behavioral Economics

Why Voters Respond Primarily to the Election-Year Economy

Here’s an interesting paper by Gabriel Lenz and Andrew Healy: ABSTRACT: According to numerous studies, the election-year economy influences presidential election results far more than cumulative growth throughout the term. Here we describe a series of surveys and experiments that point to … Continue reading

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Are health insurance co-pays actually too high? New insights on “Behavioral Hazard in Health Insurance”

Josh Schwartzstein presented an iteresting and provocative paper today that he is writing with Katherine Baicker and Sendhil Mullainathan. They point out that since people often underutilize care (e.g. don’t always take their pills) and their underuse is pretty common for treatments … Continue reading

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