A Conference on
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND CONSUMER POLICY
Sponsored by the Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission
Relevant Articles by Participants
Beales, H. 2003. “The Federal Trade Commission’s Use of Unfairness Authority: Its Rise, Fall, and Resurrection.” Journal of Public Policy, 192(Fall): 192-200. http://www.ftc.gov/speeches/beales/unfair0603.htm.
Beales, H, R Craswell and S Salop. 1981. "The Efficient Regulation of Consumer Information," Journal of Law and Economics, 24(December): 491-539.
Bertrand, M, D Karlan, S Mullainathan, E Shafir and J Zinman. 2005. “What's Psychology Worth? A Field Experiment in the Consumer Credit Market.” National Bureau of Economics Research Working Paper No. W11892. http://www.nber.org/papers/w11892.
Brennan, T. 2007. “Consumer Preference Not to Choose: Methodological and Policy Implications.” Energy Policy 35(3): 1616-27. http://www.rff.org/Documents/RFF-DP-05-51.pdf.
Brown, T and L Plache. 2006. “Paying with Plastic: Maybe Not So Crazy.” University of Chicago Law Review, 73(Winter):63-86. http://lawreview.uchicago.edu/issues/archive/v73/winter/05.Brown.pdf.
Calfee, J and J Pappalardo. 1989. How Should Health Claims for Food Be Regulated: An Economic Perspective. Bureau of Economics Staff Report. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission.
Calfee, J. 1997. Fear of Persuasion: A New Perspective on Advertising and Regulation. Washington DC: Agora Publishing and AEI Press.
Camerer, C, S Issacharoff, G Loewenstein, T O’Donoghue and M Rabin. 2003. “Regulation for Conservatives: Behavioral Economics and the Case for ‘Assymetric Paternalism.’” University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 151: 1211-1254. http://www.hss.caltech.edu/~camerer/paternPLR.pdf.
Camerer, C and G Loewenstein. 2004. “Behavioral Economics: Past, Present and Future.” In Advances in Behavioral Economics, ed. C Camerer G Loewenstein and M Rabin. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Ford, G. 2005. “The Impact of the Daubert Decision on Survey Research Used in Litigation.” Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 24(2): 234-252. http://www.american.edu/ksb/marketing/faculty/gford/daubert.pdf.
Froeb, L, D Hosken and J Pappalardo. 2004. “Economics Research at the FTC: Information, Retrospectives, and Retailing.”Review of Industrial Organization, 25(4): 353-374.
Gabaix, X, S Agarwal, J Driscoll and D Laibson. 2006. “Two steps forward, one step back: the dynamics of learning and backsliding in the consumer credit market.” Paper presented at Consumer Behavior and Bounded Rationality Conference, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, UK. http://else.econ.ucl.ac.uk/conferences/consumer-behaviour/gabaix1.pdf.
Gabaix, X and D Laibson. 2006. “Shrouded Attributes, Consumer Myopia, and Information Suppression in Competitive Markets.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121(2): 505-540. http://econ-www.mit.edu/faculty/download_pdf.php?id=527.
Ippolito, P. 2003. “Asymmetric information in product markets: looking to other sectors for institutional approaches.” (Proceedings). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85(3): 731-736. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=418804.
Ippolito, P and A Mathios. 1996. Information and Advertising Policy: A Study of Fat and Cholesterol Consumption in the United States, 1977-1990. Bureau of Economics Staff Report. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission.. http://www.ftc.gov/reports/tobacco/ndoc95.pdf.
Ippolito, P and D Scheffman, eds. 1986. Empirical Approaches to Consumer Protection Economics: Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, April 26-27, 1984. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission. Introduction by Ippolito available here.
Johnson, E. 2001. “Digitizing Consumer Research.” Journal of Consumer Research, 28: 331–336. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?id=doi:10.1086/322908.
Johnson, E, S Gaechter and A Herrmann. 2006. “Exploring the Nature of Loss Aversion.” IZA Discussion Paper No. 2015. http://ssrn.com/abstract=892336.
Klick, J and G Mitchell. 2006. "Government Regulation of Irrationality: Moral and Cognitive Hazards" . Minnesota Law Review, 90(6): 1620-1663. http://www.law.umn.edu/uploads/images/3289/Mitchell__Klick_Final.pdf.
Kovacic, W and A Reindl. 2005. “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Policy.” Fordham International Law Journal, 28: 1062-1090.
Lacko, J and J Pappalardo. 2004. The Effect of Mortgage Broker Compensation Disclosures on Consumers and Competition: A Controlled Experiment. Bureau of Economics Staff Report. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission. http://www.ftc.gov/os/2004/01/030123mortgagefullrpt.pdf.
Lazear, E. 2000. “Economic Imperialism.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115(1): 99-146.
Lazear, E, U Malmendier and R Weber. 2006. “Sorting in Experiments with Application to Social Preferences.” National Bureau of Economics Research Working Paper No. 12041. http://faculty-gsb.stanford.edu/lazear/Personal/PDFs/sorting%20in%20experiments.pdf (revised version: http://www.nber.org/papers/w12041 ).
Miravete, E. 2003. “Choosing the Wrong Calling Plan? Ignorance and Learning.” American Economic Review, 93(1): 297-310.
Miravete, E and I Palacios-Huerta. 2004. “Rational Attention in a Repeated Decision Problem.” http://www.eco.utexas.edu/facstaff/Miravete/papers/EJM-IPH.pdf.
Miravete E, S Narayanan and P Chintagunta (2007), The Role of Self Selection, Usage Uncertainty and Learning in the Demand for Local Telephone Service
Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 5, 1-34, March 2007.
E. Miravete (2007), The Doubtful Profitability of Foggy Pricing.
Rabin, M and J Schrag (1999). “First Impressions Matter: A Model of Confirmatory Bias.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(1): 37-82. http://www.jstor.org/view/00335533/di011627/01p0054u/0.
Rabin, M. 1998. “Psychology and Economics.” Journal of Economic Literature 36: 11-46.
Rubin, P. 2004. “Regulation of Information and Advertising.” In A Companion to the Economics of Regulation, ed. Barry Keeting. Blackwell Publishing.
Salinger, M. 2006. “Consumer Protection Economics at the FTC.” Prepared remarks for Chief Economists Roundtable, International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, MA, April 8.
Schwartz, A and L Wilde. 1979. “Intervening in Markets on the Basis of Imperfect Information: A Legal and Economic Analysis.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 127: 630-682.
Schwartz, A. 2005. “How Much Irrationality Does the Market Permit?”American Law & Economics Association Working Paper 29.
Sydnor, J. 2006. “Abundant Aversion to Moderate Risk: Evidence from Homeowners Insurance.” http://wsomfaculty.case.edu/sydnor/deductibles.pdf.
Winston, J. 2003. Financial Literacy and Consumer Education, Prepared Statement Before Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Washington, D.C. July 29. http://banking.senate.gov/_files/winston.pdf.