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Joint Behavioral & Public Economics Workshop: Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

"Incentivising Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences".

Abstract: How should the design of incentives vary with agent time preferences? We develop two predictions. First, “bundling” the payment function over time – specifically by making the payment for future effort increase in current effort – is more effective if individuals are impatient over effort. Second, increasing the frequency of payment is more effective if individuals are impatient over payment. We test the efficacy of time-bundling and payment frequency, and their interactions with impatience, using a randomized evaluation of an incentive program for exercise among diabetics in India. Consistent with our theoretical predictions, bundling payments over time meaningfully increases effort among the impatient relative to the patient. In contrast, increasing payment frequency has limited efficacy, suggesting limited impatience over payments. On average, incentives increase daily steps by 1,266 (13 minutes of brisk walking) and improve health.

Dial-In Information

If you are interested in participating in this seminar, please register at:

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqduuvrDgvH9LexYoRMwHc37Ivi2D9uPbW

Note: If you have previously registered for the Fall 2020 Behavioral Economics Workshop, there is no need to re-register.

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Event Type

Seminar, Class/ Workshop

Departments

Economics

Tags

economics, EconSeminar, EconPublic, EconBehave

Contact E-Mail

uab1@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Ulrike Kroeller

Speaker

Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Speaker Affiliation

University of Chicago

Open To

Cornell Economics Community - List Serve Members