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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Cigarette Tax Salience and Regressivity
Recent work suggests that consumers respond differently to taxes that are included in a good's posted price and taxes that are added upon checking out at the register. This paper investigates how theExpand
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Can Small Incentives Have Large Effects?: The Impact of Taxes versus Bonuses on Disposable Bag Use
Financial incentives are an important policy tool for encouraging prosocial behavior. However, evidence on the effect of very small financial incentives is mixed. Drawing on an original data set, IExpand
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Consumer Borrowing after Payday Loan Bans
High-interest payday loans have proliferated in recent years; so too have efforts to regulate them. Yet how borrowers respond to such regulations remains largely unknown. Drawing on bothExpand
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RAISING THE STAKES
Recent evidence suggests consumers fail to account for taxes that are excluded from a good’s displayed price. What is less understood is whether and how such “salience effects” depend on theExpand
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Implementation and second-year impacts for New Deal 25 Plus customers in the Uk Employment Retention and Advancement (era) demonstration
This report presents findings on the implementation and effectiveness of Britain's Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration programme for New Deal 25 Plus customers (ND25 Plus) twoExpand
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COMMUNICATING TAX PENALTIES TO DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS
We analyze a large field experiment conducted with the Colorado Department of Revenue to study the presentation of financial incentives and social norms in tax delinquency notices. We find thatExpand
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Retirement contribution rate nudges and plan participation: Evidence from a field experiment
Simple interventions like changing the default or sending a short message can induce individuals to save more for retirement. However, messages that emphasize high savings rates may increase theExpand
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Skipping the Bag: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Disposable Bag Regulation
Regulation of goods associated with negative environmental externalities may decrease consumption of the targeted product, but may be ineffective at reducing the externality itself if closeExpand
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Program Recertification Costs: Evidence from SNAP
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We find evidence that the administrative burden associated with SNAP recertification leads to decreases in program participation. Expand
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