AEA, January, 2018, Session accepted titled ‘The Demand for Commitment Devices’.

  • AEA, January, 2018, Session accepted titled ‘The Demand for Commitment Devices’. 

    Session Title: The Demand for Commitment Devices

    Session Organizer: Marieke Bos, Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish House of Finance

    Presiding Chair: Douglas Bernheim – Stanford University

    Paper 1 title: LOOSE KNOTS: STRONG VERSUS WEAK COMMITMENTS TO SAVE FOR EDUCATION IN UGANDA Dean Karlan, Yale University, Leigh Linden, The University of Texas at Austin

    Paper 2 title: MYOPIA AND DISCOUNTING
    Xavier Gabaix, Harvard University, David Laibson, Harvard University

    Paper 3 title: Impulsive Consumption and Financial Wellbeing: Evidence from an Expansion in the Supply of Alcohol
    Itzhak Ben-David, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Marieke Bos (marieke.bos@hhs.se) – Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish House of Finance

    Paper 4 title: Do Cues Trigger the Use of Addictive Goods? Evidence from the Removal of Slot Machines from Bars
    Vyacheslav Mikhed Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Barry Scholnick, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Hyungsuk Byun Government of Alberta


    Discussant #1: Emily Breza – Harvard University Discussant #2: Frank Schilbach, MIT, Discussant #3: Bruce Carlin – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Anderson School of Management, Discussant #4: Brigitte Madrian- Harvard University, Kennedy School