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Richard Zeckhauser
Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy
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Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
If Many Seek, Ye Shall Find: Search Externalities and New Goods
Kotowski, Maciej, and Richard Zeckhauser. "If Many Seek, Ye Shall Find: Search Externalities and New Goods." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 9.4 (November 2017): 42-73.

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Getting an Honest Answer: Clickers in the Classroom
Levy, Dan, Joshua Yardley, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Getting an Honest Answer: Clickers in the Classroom." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 17.4 (October 2017): 104-125.

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Howard Raiffa and Our Responsibility to Rationality
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Howard Raiffa and Our Responsibility to Rationality." Negotiation Journal 33.4 (October 2017): 329-332.

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Behavioral Consequences of Probabilistic Precision: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals
Friedman, Jeffrey A., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Behavioral Consequences of Probabilistic Precision: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals." International Organization 71.4 (Fall 2017): 803-826.

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Attacking the Unknown Weapons of a Potential Bomb Builder: The Impact of Intelligence on the Strategic Interaction
Jelnov, Artyom, Yair Tauman, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Attacking the Unknown Weapons of a Potential Bomb Builder: The Impact of Intelligence on the Strategic Interaction." Games and Economic Behavior 104 (July 2017): 177-189.

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Stock Splits to Profit Insider Trading: Lessons from an Emerging Market
Nguyen, Vinh, Anh Tran, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Stock Splits to Profit Insider Trading: Lessons from an Emerging Market." Journal of International Money and Finance 74 (June 2017): 69-87.

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Second Trimester Sunlight and Asthma: Evidence from Two Independent Studies
Wernerfelt, Nils, David J. G. Slusky, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Second Trimester Sunlight and Asthma: Evidence from Two Independent Studies." American Journal of Health Economics 3.2 (Spring 2017): 227-253.

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Artful Paltering: The Risks and Rewards of Using Truthful Statements to Mislead Others
Rogers, Todd, Richard Zeckhauser, Francesca Gino, Michael I. Norton, and Maurice E. Schweitzer. "Artful Paltering: The Risks and Rewards of Using Truthful Statements to Mislead Others." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 112.3 (March 2017): 456-473.

Publication Categorized as: Decision Sciences
Thomas Crombie Schelling (1921-2016): A Pioneering Game Theorist Who Made the World a Safer Place
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Thomas Crombie Schelling (1921-2016): A Pioneering Game Theorist Who Made the World a Safer Place." Science 355.6327 (February 2017): 10.

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Human Hunters and Nonhuman Predators: Fundamental Differences
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Human Hunters and Nonhuman Predators: Fundamental Differences." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114.1 (January 2017): 13-14.

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Recollection Bias and Its Underpinnings: Lessons from Terrorism Risk Assessments
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Recollection Bias and Its Underpinnings: Lessons from Terrorism Risk Assessments." Risk Analysis 37.5 (January 2017): 969-981.

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Attention to Distribution in U.S. Regulatory Analyses
Robinson, Lisa A., James K. Hammitt, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Attention to Distribution in U.S. Regulatory Analyses." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 10.2 (July 2016): 308-328.

Publication Categorized as: Regulatory Policy
 
Book Chapters
Collaborative is Superadditive in Political Economics
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Collaborative is Superadditive in Political Economics." Collaborative Research in Economics: The Wisdom of Working Together. Ed. Szenberg, Michael, and Lall B. Ramrattan. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 163-182.

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Improving Outcomes in the Trust Game: The Games People Choose in Oman, the United States, and Vietnam
Bohnet, Iris, Benedikt Herrmann, Maliheh Paryavi, Ahn Tran, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Improving Outcomes in the Trust Game: The Games People Choose in Oman, the United States, and Vietnam." Trust in Social Dilemmas. Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Ignorance: Literary Light on Decision's Dark Corner
Roy, Devjani, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Ignorance: Literary Light on Decision's Dark Corner." Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics. Ed. Frantz, Roger, Shu-Heng Chen, Kurt Dopfer, Floris Heukelom, and Shabnam Mousavi. Routledge, 2017, 230-249.

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Forced to Choose, Again: The Effects of Defaults on Individuals in Terminated Health Plans
Sinaiko, Anna D., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Forced to Choose, Again: The Effects of Defaults on Individuals in Terminated Health Plans." Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics. Ed. Cohen, I. Glenn, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and Christopher T. Robertson. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016, 326-338.

Publication Categorized as: Health, Health Insurance
 
The Returns to Education in China: Evidence from the 1986 Compulsory Education Law
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, Scott Rozelle, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Returns to Education in China: Evidence from the 1986 Compulsory Education Law." Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India. Ed. Karen Eggleston. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Education
 
HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Sunlight and Protection Against Influenza
Slusky, David J. G., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Sunlight and Protection Against Influenza." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-007, February 2018.

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Confronting an Enemy with Unknown Preferences: Deterrer or Provocateur?
Jelnov, Artyom, Yair Tauman, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Confronting an Enemy with Unknown Preferences: Deterrer or Provocateur?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-006, January 2018.

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Excess Prices for Drugs in Medicare: Diagnosis and Prescription
Frank, Richard G., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Excess Prices for Drugs in Medicare: Diagnosis and Prescription." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-005, January 2018.

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Paths to Convergence: Stock Price Behavior After Donald Trump's Election
Wagner, Alexander F., Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Paths to Convergence: Stock Price Behavior After Donald Trump's Election." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-039, September 2017.

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Straight Talkers and Vague Talkers: The Effects of Managerial Style in Earnings Conference Calls
Dzielinski, Michal, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Straight Talkers and Vague Talkers: The Effects of Managerial Style in Earnings Conference Calls." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-017, May 2017.

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Company Stock Reactions to the 2016 Election Shock: Trump, Taxes and Trade
Wagner, Alexander F., Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Company Stock Reactions to the 2016 Election Shock: Trump, Taxes and Trade." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-005, February 2017.

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Enrollee Choices After Their Health Plans Are Terminated: Default Effects Versus Persistent Preferences
Sinaiko, Anna, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Enrollee Choices After Their Health Plans Are Terminated: Default Effects Versus Persistent Preferences." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-055, December 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Health , Health Insurance
Efficient Warnings, Not “Wolf or Puppy” Warnings
Robinson, Lisa A., W. Kip Viscusi, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Efficient Warnings, Not “Wolf or Puppy” Warnings." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-033, September 2016: Revised November 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Transparency
Loss Sequencing in Banking Networks: Threatened Banks as Strategic Dominoes
Tran, Ngoc-Khanh, Thao Vuong, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Loss Sequencing in Banking Networks: Threatened Banks as Strategic Dominoes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-030, August 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Finance, Banking
Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Uncertainty
Wagner, Gernot, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Uncertainty." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-025, August 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Environment and Natural Resources, Climate Change
The Causes of Peer Effects in Production: Evidence from a Series of Field Experiments
Horton, John J., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "The Causes of Peer Effects in Production: Evidence from a Series of Field Experiments." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-027, June 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Labor Economics, Labor Relations
Collective Action in an Asymmetric World
Chen, Cuicui, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Collective Action in an Asymmetric World." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-019, April 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Environment and Natural Resources
How Quantifying Probability Assessments Influences Analysis and Decision Making: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals
Friedman, Jeffrey A., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard Zeckhauser. "How Quantifying Probability Assessments Influences Analysis and Decision Making: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-016, April 2016.

Publication Categorized as: National and International Security, Decision Sciences, Decision Making, Errors and Biases, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Military, Terrorism
Owning, Using and Renting: Some Simple Economics of the 'Sharing Economy'
Horton, John J., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Owning, Using and Renting: Some Simple Economics of the 'Sharing Economy'." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-007, February 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Finance
Reading Managerial Tone: How Analysts and the Market Respond to Conference Calls
Druz, Marina, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Reading Managerial Tone: How Analysts and the Market Respond to Conference Calls." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-004, January 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Finance, Decision Sciences, Emotion
Recollection Bias and Its Underpinnings: Lessons from Terrorism-Risk Assessments
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Recollection Bias and Its Underpinnings: Lessons from Terrorism-Risk Assessments." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-003, January 2016.

Publication Categorized as: Defense, National and International Security, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Intelligence

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