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Working Papers

Working Papers

1. Bhargava, S., and Hyde, T. “Partition at Your Own Risk: Evidence on Risk-Taking Prevalence and Motives from the Field,” 2024. [Under Review]

2. Bhargava, S., and Conell-Price, L. “Serenity Now, Save Tomorrow? Evidence on Retirement Savings Puzzles from a 401(k) Field Experiment,” 2022. [Under Review]

3. Bhargava, S., Conell-Price, L., Mason, R., and Benartzi, S. “Save(d) by Design?” 2021. [Under Review]

4. Bhargava, S., and Connolly, D., “Does Noise Trump Bias? Candidate Polarization with Noisy Voters,” 2023.

5. Bhargava, S. “New Evidence on the Hedonic and Time-Use Consequences of Children,” 2020. 

Manuscripts in Preparation

1. Bhargava, S., and Hyde, T. “Behavioral Erosion of Private Risk Information.

2. Bhargava, S.*, Mason, R., Patterson, M., and Benartzi, S. “When Does the Future Begin? Evidence from 401(k) Auto-Escalation Field Experiments.”


3. Bhargava, S., Loewenstein, G., and Sydnor, J. “Heuristics Gone Awry: New Evidence on Motives for Insurance Choice.”


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