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Working Papers and Other Unpublished Papers

"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.