Daniel J. Benjamin

Anderson School of Management

110 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

United States

USC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

Associate Professor (Research) of Economics

635 Downey Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Human Genetics Department, David Geffen School of Medicine

695 Charles E. Young Drive South

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7088

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (28)

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What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?

American Economic Review, 102(5): 2083–2110, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 32-2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, hypothetical choice, utility

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Who is 'Behavioral'? Cognitive Ability and Anomalous Preferences

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Mar 2005
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Sebastian A. Brown and Jesse M. Shapiro
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University and Brown University - Department of Economics
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cognitive ability, risk aversion, time preference, bounded rationality

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, stated preference, well-being index

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 8-2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, preference, utility, revealed preference, marginal rate of substitution

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Errors in Probabilistic Reasoning and Judgment Biases

USC-INET Research Paper No. 18-21
Number of pages: 199 Posted: 04 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2018
Daniel J. Benjamin and Daniel J. Benjamin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Gambler’s Fallacy, Law of Small Numbers, Hot Hand, Partition Dependence, Sample-Size Neglect, Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers, Conservatism Bias, Base-Rate Neglect, Representativeness Heuristic, Confirmation Bias

Errors in Probabilistic Reasoning and Judgment Biases

Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Volume 2 (eds. Doug Bernheim, Stefano DellaVigna, and David Laibson), 2018, Elsevier.
Number of pages: 202 Posted: 03 Dec 2018
Daniel J. Benjamin and Daniel J. Benjamin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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gambler’s fallacy, Law of Small Numbers, hot hand, partition dependence, sample-size neglect, non-belief in the Law of Large Numbers, conservatism bias, base-rate neglect, representativeness heuristic, confirmation bias

Errors in Probabilistic Reasoning and Judgment Biases

Number of pages: 203 Posted: 29 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin and Daniel J. Benjamin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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Citation 132

Social Identity and Preferences

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 08-13
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Apr 2008
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and A. Strickland
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Yale School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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race, ethnicity, gender, identity, norm, stereotype, risk aversion, time preference

Social Identity and Preferences

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and A. Strickland
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Yale School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Biased Beliefs about Random Samples: Evidence from Two Integrated Experiments

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2017-008
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Don A. Moore and Matthew Rabin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Law of Small Numbers, Gambler’s Fallacy, Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers, Big Data, Support Theory

Biased Beliefs About Random Samples: Evidence from Two Integrated Experiments

USC-INET Research Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Don A. Moore and Matthew Rabin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Law of Small Numbers, Gambler’s Fallacy, Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers, Big Data, Support Theory

Biased Beliefs About Random Samples: Evidence from Two Integrated Experiments

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 16 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Don Moore and Matthew Rabin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Model of Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers

Number of pages: 106 Posted: 19 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2012
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Matthew Rabin and Collin Raymond
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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under-inference, non-Bayesian updating, conservatism bias, representativeness heuristic

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Forthcoming, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2900774
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Kristen B. Cooper, Ori Heffetz and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Kristen B. Cooper, Ori Heffetz and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 605-610, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 1-2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, aggregation, policy

Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters

Number of pages: 121 Posted: 05 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2020
Jonathan Beauchamp, Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, David Laibson and Christopher F. Chabris
University of Toronto, Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Psychology
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compromise effect, cumulative prospect theory, loss aversion, risk preferences

Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters

Number of pages: 121 Posted: 14 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Jonathan Beauchamp, Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Christopher F. Chabris and David Laibson
University of Toronto, Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 16

Thin-Slice Forecasts of Gubernatorial Elections

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Dec 2006
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin and Jesse M. Shapiro
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Brown University - Department of Economics
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thin slices, charisma, elections

Thin-Slice Forecasts of Gubernatorial Elections

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin and Jesse M. Shapiro
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Brown University - Department of Economics
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What Do Happiness Data Mean? Theory and Survey Evidence

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Jakina Debnam Guzman, Ori Heffetz, Marc Fleurbaey and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Amherst College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Paris School of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, survey questions

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Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Alex Rees-Jones
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Self-Reported Wellbeing Indicators Are a Valuable Complement to Traditional Economic Indicators but Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete With Them

Behavioural Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Oct 2019
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Kristen B. Cooper, Ori Heffetz and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Self-Reported Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index, Policy

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Religious Identity and Economic Behavior

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and Geoffrey Fisher
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Yale School of Management and Cornell University
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Self-Reported Wellbeing Indicators Are a Valuable Complement to Traditional Economic Indicators but Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete with Them. A Comment on a Happy Choice: Wellbeing As the Goal of Government by Paul Frijters, Andrew E. Clark, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2019-002
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Oct 2019
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Kristen B. Cooper, Ori Heffetz and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Reconsidering Risk Aversion

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Mark Alan Fontana and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care, Hospital for Special Surgery and University of Colorado Boulder
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Rejection Odds and Rejection Ratios: A Proposal for Statistical Practice in Testing Hypotheses

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-002
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
Maestro Bayarri Jorge, Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, James Berger and Thomas Sellke
University of Valencia, Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Duke University and Purdue University
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hypothesis testing, p-value, power, Bayes factor

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Social Preferences and the Efficiency of Bilateral Exchange

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2010
Daniel J. Benjamin and Daniel J. Benjamin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
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social preferences, fairness, altruism, gift exchange, rotten kid theorem

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Predicting Mid-Life Capital Formation with Pre-School Delay of Gratification and Life-Course Measures of Self-Regulation

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Dec 2019
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, David Laibson, Walter Mischel, Philip Peake, Yuichi Shoda, Alexandra Wellsjo and Nicole Wilson
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Smith College, University of Washington, University of California, Berkeley and University of Oregon
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self-regulation, delay of gratification, mid-life capital formation

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Reconsidering Risk Aversion

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Mark Alan Fontana and Miles S. Kimball
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care, Hospital for Special Surgery and University of Colorado Boulder
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risk aversion, mistakes, retirement investing, framing effects, expected utility

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Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-017
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Nov 2016
Jonathan Beauchamp, Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Christopher F. Chabris and David Laibson
McKinsey Consulting Group, Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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compromise effect, cumulative prospect theory, loss aversion, risk preferences

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Controlling for Compromise Effects Debiases Estimates of Preference Parameters

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-001
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
Jonathan Beauchamp, Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, Christopher F. Chabris and David Laibson
McKinsey Consulting Group, Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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compromise effect, cumulative prospect theory, loss aversion, risk preferences

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Predicting Mid-Life Capital Formation with Pre-School Delay of Gratification and Life-Course Measures of Self-Regulation

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 006 (2019), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2020
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin, David Laibson, Walter Mischel, Philip Peake, Yuichi Shoda, Alexandra Wellsjo and Nicole Wilson
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Harvard University - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Smith College, University of Washington, University of California, Berkeley and University of Oregon
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The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics

Posted: 31 Mar 2013
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), New York University (NYU), Harvard University - Department of Psychology, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Icelandic Heart Association, Government of the United States of America - Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Government of the United States of America - Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Massachusetts General Hospital - Center for Human Genetics Research, Icelandic Heart Association, Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Economics, Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McKinsey Consulting Group, Yale University, Law School, Students, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Sociology, Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Karolinska Institutet - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Good Policies for Bad Governments: Behavioral Political Economy

Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Daniel J. Benjamin, Daniel J. Benjamin and David Laibson
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Does 401(K) Eligibility Increase Saving? Evidence from Propensity Score Subclassification

Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Daniel J. Benjamin and Daniel J. Benjamin
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

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Saving, Retirement, Propensity score