Judd B. Kessler

Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania







The Effects of Youth Employment: Evidence from New York City Summer Youth Employment Program Lotteries (with Alexander Gelber and Adam Isen), 2016.
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131 (1): 423-460.

Tax Aversion and Labor Supply (with Michael I. Norton), 2016.
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 124: 15-28.

The Articulation Effect of Government Policy: Health Insurance Mandates Versus Taxes (with Keith M. Ericson), 2016.
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 124: 43-54.

Getting More Organs for Transplantation (with Alvin E. Roth), 2014.
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 104 (5): 425-430.

Loopholes Undermine Donation: An Experiment Motivated by an Organ Donation Priority Loophole in Israel (with Alvin E. Roth), 2014.
Journal of Public Economics, 114: 19-28.

Learning from (Failed) Replications: Cognitive Load Manipulations and Charitable Giving (with Stephan Meier), 2014.
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 102: 10-13.

Organ Allocation Policy and the Decision to Donate (with Alvin E. Roth), 2012.
American Economic Review, 102 (5): 2018-2047.

Norms and Contracting (with Stephen Leider), 2012.
Management Science, 58 (1): 62-77.

Forthcoming Papers

Can Social Information Affect What Job You Choose and Keep? (with Lucas C. Coffman and Clayton R. Featherstone), 2014.
Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Procedural Fairness and the Cost of Control (with Stephen Leider), 2014.
Forthcoming, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

Incentivizing Organ Donor Registrations With Organ Allocation Priority (with Avraham Stoler, Tamar Ashkenazi, Alvin E. Roth, and Jacob Lavee), 2015.
Forthcoming, Health Economics.

Incentivizing Authorization for Deceased Organ Donation with Organ Allocation Priority: The First Five Years (with Avraham Stoler, Tamar Ashkenazi, Alvin E. Roth, and Jacob Lavee), 2015.
Forthcoming, American Journal of Transplantation.

Working Papers

Announcements of Support and Public Good Provision, 2013.
Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Review.

Identity in Charitable Giving (with Katherine L. Milkman), 2014.
Revise and Resubmit, Management Science.

The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons (with Hunt Allcott), 2015.

Experiments as a Bridge from Market Design Theory to Market Design Practice: Changing the Course Allocation System at Wharton (with Eric Budish), 2015.

Don't Take 'No' For An Answer: An experiment with actual organ donor registrations (with Alvin E. Roth), 2014.

Social Recognition in Charitable Giving: In Pursuit of Perfection (with Katherine L. Milkman and C. Yiwei Zhang), 2014.

When Will There Be Gift Exchange? Addressing the Lab-Field Debate With Laboratory Gift Exchange Experiments, 2013.

Behavioral Economics in Medical Journals

Using Behavioral Economics to Design Physician Incentives That Deliver High-Value Care (with Ezekiel J. Emanuel et al.), 2016.
Annals of Internal Medicine 164 (2): 114-119.

Two Randomized Controlled Pilot Trials of Social Forces to Improve Statin Adherence among Patients with Diabetes (with Peter P. Reese et al.), 2015.
Journal of General Internal Medicine: 1-9.

Book Chapters

External Validity of Laboratory Experiments: The Misleading Emphasis on Quantitative Effects (with Lise Vesterlund), 2014.
The Methods of Modern Experimental Economics, Oxford University Press.

Behavioral Economics and Health (with C. Yiwei Zhang), 2014.
Oxford Textbook of Public Health, Oxford University Press.

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