Anat Bracha
Anat Bracha
Senior Economist

Research

email  Anat.Bracha@bos.frb.org

617-973-3096

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Primary fields of research

Psychology and economics, decision-making under uncertainty, applied microeconomic theory

Publications

Journal Articles

"Relative Pay, Productivity, and Labor Supply." 2017. IZA World of Labor.

"Mixed Signals: Charity Reporting When Donations Signal Generosity and Income," with Lise Vesterlund. 2017. Games and Economic Behavior 104: 24–42.

"Public and Private Values," with D. Ariely and J-P. L'Huillier. 2016. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 29: 550–555.

"Relative Pay and Labor Supply," with U. Gneezy and G. Loewenstein. 2015. Journal of Labor Economics 33(2): 297–315.

"Asymmetric Responses to Income Changes: The Payroll Tax Increase versus Tax Refund in 2013," with Daniel Cooper. 2014. Economic Letters 124(3): 534–538.

"Competitive Incentives: Working Harder or Working Smarter?" with C. Fershtman. 2013. Management Science 59: 771–781.

"Shifting Confidence in Home Ownership: The Great Recession," with J. Jamison. 2012. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics 12(2).

"Affective Decision-Making: A Theory of Optimism Bias," with D. Brown. 2012. Games and Economic Behavior 75(1): 67–80.

"Seeds to Succeed? Sequential Giving to Public Projects," with M. Menietti and L. Vesterlund. (2011) Journal of Public Economics 95(5-6): 416–427.

"Doing Good or Doing Well? Image Motivation and Monetary Incentives in Behaving Prosocially," with D. Ariely and S. Meier.2009. American Economic Review 99(1): 544–555.

Working Papers and Other Unpublished Papers

The Ups and Downs of the Gig Economy, 2015–2017.” 2018. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department Working Papers No. 18–12.

Wage Inflation and Informal Work,” with Mary A. Burke. 2018. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Current Policy Perspectives No. 18-2.

"Relative Pay, Productivity, and Labor Supply." 2017. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Current Policy Perspectives No. 17-12.

"Who Counts as Employed? Informal Work, Employment Status, and Labor Market Slack," with Mary Burke. 2016. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department Working Papers No. 16-29.

"Negative Interest Rates and the Investment Decision." 2016. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department Working Papers No. 16-23.

"Changing Patterns in Informal Work Participation in the United States 2013–2015," with Mary Burke, and Arman Khachiyan. 2015. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Current Policy Perspectives No. 15-10.

"Nudging Credit Scores in the Field: The Effect of Text Reminders on Creditworthiness in the United States," with Stephan Meier. 2015. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department Working Papers No. 15-2.

"Informal Work Activity in the United States: Evidence from Survey Responses," with Mary A. Burke. 2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-13.

"Affirmative Action and Stereotype Threat," with Alma Cohen and Lynn Conell-Price. 2013. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department Working Papers No.13-17.

"How Low Can You Go? Charity Reporting When Donations Signal Income and Generosity," with Lise Vesterlund. 2013. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department Working Papers No. 13-11.

"A Psychological Perspective of Financial Panic," with Elke U. Weber. 2012. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Public Policy Discussion Papers No. 12-7.