Removing bottled water from campus increased consumption of other bottled beverages

Details below, but lessons to be learned from the University of Vermont (UVM) somewhat failed intervention: always test on a small sample before scaling behavioral interventions always plan for ways to evaluate the effects of the BI before implementation: you shouldn’t be wondering after the fact how you could somehow evaluate your intervention unforeseen consequences will […]

Reducing frequency of investment updates reduces myopic loss aversion

Maya Shaton‘s job market paper (2015) shows that after a regulatory change in Israel preventing past returns to be displayed for a period shorter than twelve months, people changed behavior and this change was consistent with a reduction in myopic loss aversion. Her abstract is below and her full paper is available here. I show […]