Ori Heffetz

Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Associate Professor of Economics

324 Sage Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and Center for Rationality

Mount Scopus

Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91905

Israel

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://www.nber.org/~heffetz

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

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
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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Preferences for Status: Evidence and Economic Implications

HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL ECONOMICS, Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, Matthew Jackson, eds., Vol. 1A, The Netherlands: North-Holland, pp. 69–91., Johnson School Research Paper Series No. #05-09
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz and Robert H. Frank
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,720 (12,794)
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preferences for status, positional concerns, subjective well-being, conspicuous consumption, positional externalities, relative income, status experiments

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
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
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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A Test of Conspicuous Consumption: Visibility and Income Elasticities

Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(4): 1101–1117
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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cultural visibility of expenditures, conspicuous consumption, total expenditure elasticity, income elasticity, Engel curves, signaling by consuming

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
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
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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Privacy and Data-Based Research

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz and Katrina Ligett
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and California Institute of Technology - Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences & Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
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data privacy, differential privacy, privacy guarantees, big data

Privacy and Data-Based Research

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2021
Ori Heffetz and Katrina Ligett
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and California Institute of Technology - Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences & Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Cobb-Douglas Utility with Nonlinear Engel Curves in a Conspicuous Consumption Model

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Aug 2007
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 491 (74,703)
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conspicuous consumption, Engel curves, total expenditure elasticity, Cobb-Douglas

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How Large are Non-Budget-Constraint Effects of Prices on Demand?

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 170–199
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 May 2008 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2010
Ori Heffetz and Moses Shayo
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics
Downloads 396 (95,692)
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consumer behavior, demand, price, quality signals, experiments

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Who Sees What? Demographics and the Visibility of Consumer Expenditures

Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(4): 801–818
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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expenditure visibility, expenditure observability, conspicuous consumption, survey data, visibility subcultures

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Monetary-Incentive Competition Between Humans and Robots: Experimental Results

In Proc. of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’19), IEEE, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Cornell University, Harvard University, Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and Center for Rationality, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University - Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Human-Robot Competition; Expectations-Based Reference-Dependent Preferences; Loss Aversion; Perceived Competence

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Is the Endowment Effect an Expectations Effect?

Journal of the European Economic Association, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2013
Ori Heffetz and John A. List
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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endowment effect, expectations, prospect theory, experiments

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Conclusions Regarding Cross-Group Differences in Happiness Depend on Difficulty of Reaching Respondents

American Economic Review, 103(7): 3001-3021
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Ori Heffetz and Matthew Rabin
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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nonresponse bias, selection bias, happiness, surveys

Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 30 May 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori Heffetz and Matthew Rabin
Harvard University, Students, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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dominated strategies, market design, obvious misrepresentation, school choice, strategy-proof, expectations, beliefs, reference-dependent preferences, endowment effect, prospect theory, first-order-stochastic-dominance violations

Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2021
Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori Heffetz and Matthew Rabin
Harvard University, Students, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Difficulty to Reach Respondents and Nonresponse Bias: Evidence from Large Government Surveys

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
Ori Heffetz and Daniel Reeves
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Capital One Bank
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nonresponse bias, selection bias, survey data, difficulty of reaching, contact attempts, number of calls, paradata

Difficulty to Reach Respondents and Nonresponse Bias: Evidence from Large Government Surveys

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2021
Ori Heffetz and Daniel Reeves
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Capital One Bank
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Reminders Work, But for Whom? Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2021
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University - Department of Economics and Smith School of Business, Queen's University
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nudge, deadlines, heterogeneous responses, inattention, selection, task completion, task delay, incidence analysis

Forgetting and Heterogeneity in Task Delay: Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University - Department of Economics and Smith School of Business, Queen's University
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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
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
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
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
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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Are Reference Points Merely Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 May 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2018
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 113 (309,204)
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expectations, beliefs, reference-dependent preferences, sink-in, endow- ment effect, effort provision, prospect theory, experiments

Are Reference Points Merely Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2021
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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19.

What Do Happiness Data Mean? Theory and Survey Evidence

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
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
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
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

Which Beliefs? Behavior-Predictive Beliefs are Inconsistent with Information-Based Beliefs: Evidence from Covid-19

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2021
Ori Heffetz and Guy Ishai
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and Center for Rationality
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Information, Expectations, Beliefs, Risk Perceptions, Survey Elicitation, COVID-19

Which Beliefs? Behavior-Predictive Beliefs are Inconsistent with Information-Based Beliefs: Evidence from Covid-19

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2021
Ori Heffetz and Guy Ishai
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and Center for Rationality
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Expenditure Visibility and Consumer Behavior: New Evidence

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2018
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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expenditure visibility, noticeability, impressions, conspicuous consumption, Engel curves, income elasticities, luxury goods, household data, surveys

Expenditure Visibility and Consumer Behavior: New Evidence

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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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
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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A Grant to Every Citizen: Survey Evidence of the Impact of a Direct Government Payment in Israel

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2020
Naomi E. Feldman and Ori Heffetz
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Economics and Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 68 (419,825)

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fiscal policy, universal transfers, marginal propensity to spend, MPC, stimulus

Measuring Unemployment in Crisis: Effects of COVID-19 on Potential Biases in the CPS

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Dec 2020
Ori Heffetz and Daniel Reeves
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Capital One Bank
Downloads 40 (542,006)

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unemployment, COVID, rotation group bias, nonresponse bias, selection bias, survey data, difficulty of reaching, number of contact attempts, paradata

Measuring Unemployment in Crisis: Effects of Covid-19 on Potential Biases in the CPS

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2021
Ori Heffetz and Daniel Reeves
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and Capital One Bank
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Is the Endowment Effect a Reference Effect?

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2021
Ori Heffetz and John A. List
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 37 (545,760)
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What Do Happiness Data Mean? Theory and Survey Evidence

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Amherst College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Paris School of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Beliefs, Expectations, and Behavior in the Time of Corona

Israel Economic Review, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2020), 47–58
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Ori Heffetz
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
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A Grant to Every Citizen: Survey Evidence of the Impact of a Direct Government Payment in Israel

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2021
Naomi Feldman and Ori Heffetz
Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 10 (726,010)
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