Anat Bracha
Anat Bracha
Senior Economist

Research

email  Anat.Bracha@bos.frb.org

617-973-3096

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Publications

Refereed journal articles

"Doing Good or Doing Well? Image Motivation and Monetary Incentives in Behaving Prosocially," with D. Ariely and S. Meier. American Economic Review,99(1): 544–555 (2009). Previously issued as FRB Boston Working Papers Series,paper no. 07-9 (2007).

"Seeds to Succeed? Sequential Giving to Public Projects," with M. Menietti and L. Vesterlund. Journal of Public Economics, 95(5-6):416-427 (June 2011). Previously issued as FRB Boston Working Papers Series, paper no. 09-21 (2009).

"Public and Private Values," with Dan Ariely and Jean-Paul L'Huillier. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, forthcoming. Previously issued as FRB Boston Working Papers Series, paper no. 10-5 (2010).

"Affective Decision-Making: A Theory of Optimism Bias," with D. Brown. Games and Economic Behavior, 75(1): 67-80 (May 2012). Previously issued as FRB Boston Working Papers Series, paper no. 10-16 (2010).

"Shifting Confidence in Home Ownership: The Great Recession," with Julian Jamison. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, (2012) volume12, issue 2. Previously issued as FRB Boston Public Policy Discussion Paper Series, paper no. 12-4 (2012).

"Relative Pay and Labor Supply," with Uri Gneezy and George Loewenstein.Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming. Previously issued as FRB Boston Working Papers Series, paper no. 12-6 (2012).

"Asymmetric Responses to Income Changes: The Payroll Tax Increase versus Tax Refund in 2013," with Daniel Cooper. Economic Letters 124(3) p. 534-538 (September 2014). Previously published as FRB Boston Public Policy Brief, brief no. 13-4 (2013).

"Competitive Incentives: Working Harder or Working Smarter?" with Chaim Fershtman. Management Science, 59: 771-781 (April 2013). Previously issued as FRB Boston Working Papers Series, paper no. 12-12 (2012).

Working papers and other unpublished papers

"A Psychological Perspective of Financial Panic," with Elke U. Weber. FRB Boston Public Policy Discussion Paper Series, paper no. 12-7 (2012).

"How Low Can You Go? Charity Reporting When Donations Signal Income and Generosity," with Lise Vesterlund. FRB Boston Working Papers Series, paper no. 13-11 (2013).

"Affirmative Action and Stereotype Threat," with Alma Cohen and Lynn Conell-Price. FRB Boston Working Paper Series, paper no.13-17 (2013).

Informal Work Activity in the United States: Evidence from Survey Responses, with Mary A. Burke. FRB Boston Current Policy Perspectives, brief no. 14-13.

"Nudging Credit Scores in the Field: The Effect of Text Reminders on Creditworthiness in the United States" by Anat Bracha and Stephan Meier Working Paper No. 15-2 Informal Work Activity in the United States: Evidence from Survey Responses by Anat Bracha and Mary A. Burke Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-13

"Changing Patterns in Informal Work Participation in the United States 2013–2015" Current Policy Perspectives No. 15-10 by Anat Bracha, Mary Burke, and Arman Khachiyan

“Optimal Level of Agents' Private Information: An Uninformed Principal Perspective." Working paper.