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Expanding the Frontiers of Behavioral Public Economics

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Loews Hotel – 300 Poydras St

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Conferences

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

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This one-day conference will explore new contributions to behavioral public economics, including empirical, experimental, and theoretical contributions. The conference aims to bring together researchers across disciplines including economics, psychology, law, and accounting to explore recent advances in the field and to increase awareness of the subject.

About The Speakers

Conference participants include:

Sandro Ambuehl, Stanford University, “Financial Education, Financial Competence, and Consumer Welfare” (with B. Douglas Bernheim and Annamaria Lusardi)

Samantha De Martino, University of Sussex, “Protecting the Environment: For Love, Money, or Fame? The Role of Motivation and Incentives in Payments for Environmental Services Programs” (with Florence Kondylis and Astrid Zwager)

Michael Gideon, University of Chicago, “Survey Measurement of Tax Rates: Estimation and Behavioral Implications”

Stephan Mühlbacher, University of Vienna, “An Experimental Study on Mental Accounting of Self-employed Taxpayers” (with Erich Kirhler)

Gareth Myles, University of Exeter, “Predictive Analytics and the Targeting of Audits” (with Nigar Hashimzade and Matthew D. Rablen)

Dina Pomeranz, Harvard University, “Dodging the Taxman: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion Substitution” (with Paul Carrillo and Monica Singhal)

Anya Samek, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “A Field Experiment on the Impact of Prompts and Incentives on Student Lunchroom Choices” (with John List)

Monica Singhal, Harvard University, “Social Recognition and Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Bangladesh” (with Nasiruddin Ahmed, Raj Chetty, and Mushfiq Mobarak)

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.