PUBLICATIONS and R&Rs, most recent first
Revise and Resubmit at The Quarterly Journal of Economics
In a large field experiment with Teach for America, we show that access to a few hundred dollars of immediate liquidity can allow more recent college graduates to become teachers.
Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of the Economic Science Association
We find no experimental support for moral judgments being affected by expectations-based reference-dependence.
Forthcoming at Management Science
With Alexander Gotthard-Real, PU-Javierana
We present experimental evidence suggesting an organization can avoid blame for an unpopular action by hiring someone to advise them to do it.
Management Science, October 2017, 63(10): 3168 - 3186.
Using a survey technique that veils individual responses, we demonstrate widely-used measures of the LGBT population and anti-gay sentiment are misestimated, likely substantially.
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2017, 107(5): 27-31.
We assess the rate of replication for empirical papers in the 2010 American Economic Review, finding 29 percent have one or more replication attempt, and 60 percent have either a replication, robustness test, or an extension.
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2017, 107(5): 41-45.
We propose that top journals publish short "replication reports", and that editors enforce a norm of citing replication work alongside the original thus providing incentives for replications to both authors and journals.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2017, 9(1): 96-117.
We show that a subtle provision of social information, i.e. 84 percent of those admitted joined TFA last year, can influence whether to take (and keep) a job as a public school teacher.
Economic Inquiry, January 2017, 55(1): 409-424.
This paper shows having charitable funds raised by an intermediary, e.g. a workplace fundraiser or a walk-for-a-cure event, can make donors insensitive to charity quality.
Journal of Economic Perspectives, July 2015, 29(3): 81-98.
With Muriel Niederle
How and when do pre-analysis plans, hypothesis registries, and replications help us know what we know and what we don’t know?
Journal of Political Economy, June 2012, 120(3): 359-397. (Lead article)
With Leonardo Bursztyn, Chicago
We show very poor parents in urban Brazil strongly prefer their adolescent children be in school but cannot enforce this due to a lack of monitoring of their children’s behavior.
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 3(November 2011): 77-106.
In a series of laboratory experiments, third party punishment for keeping money at the expense of a poorer player is shown to decrease when the selfishness is done through an intermediary; we find similar results for good behavior and rewards.
Under review. With Paul Niehaus, UCSD
A broad experimental investigation of what is persuasive, and why, focusing in particular on appeals to perceived self-interest and other-regard.
“A Model of Information Nudges”
We describe a model that predicts the direction and size of treatment effects for information-provision experiments, corroborated by a meta-analysis of the literature.
“Marketing Schooling: An At-Scale Experiment in the Dominican Republic”
We conduct an at-scale evaluation of interventions that present accurate, clear information – largely through in-class videos – on the potential benefits and costs of schooling to almost 200,000 7th–12th grade students in the Dominican Republic.
“Intermediation and Diffusion of Responsibility in Negotiation: A Case of Bounded Ethicality” in Handbook of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Oxford Press
with Neeru Paharia, Harvard Safra Institute, and Max Bazerman, Harvard Business School