Benjamin Enke

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

My research is in behavioral and experimental economics. Methodologically, my work relies on a combination of experiments and surveys. In a first line of work, I focus on developing an improved understanding of reasoning and complexity. In a second set of papers, I attempt to understand the implications and origins of variation in morality and economic preferences.


Publications

Kinship, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Moral Systems

Forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics

[pdf] [VOX column] [Winner of Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award]


Correlation Neglect in Belief Formation

Forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies

(with Florian Zimmermann)

[pdf] [experimental instructions]


Global Evidence on Economic Preferences

Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2018, vol. 133(4), pp. 1645-1692 (Lead Article).

(with Armin Falk, Anke Becker, Thomas Dohmen, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde)

[pdf] [online appendix] [Global Preferences Survey website and data]


The Precision of Subjective Data and the Explanatory Power of Economic Models

Journal of Econometrics, October 2017, vol. 200(2), pp. 378-389.

(with Tilman Drerup and Hans-Martin von Gaudecker)

[pdf] [online appendix]

Working Papers


What You See Is All There Is

Revise and resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

[pdf]


Patience and Comparative Development

Revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies

(with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde)

[pdf]


Moral Values and Voting

[pdf]


Ancient Origins of the Global Variation in Economic Preferences

(with Anke Becker and Armin Falk)

[pdf]