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Ori Heffetz



CV

Published/Forthcoming Papers:

Benjamin, Daniel J., Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball, and Alex Rees-Jones. 2014.
Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred From Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices.
American Economic Review, forthcoming. [SSRN version] [Web Appendix] [Survey Appendix]

Heffetz, Ori, and John A. List. 2014. Is the Endowment Effect an Expectations Effect?
Journal of the European Economic Association, 12(5): 1396-1422. [SSRN version] [Web Appendix]
An older version circulated as Is the Endowment Effect a Reference Effect?. [NBER WP w16715]

Benjamin, Daniel J., Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball, and Nichole Szembrot. 2014.
Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference.
American Economic Review, 104(9): 2698–2735. [SSRN version] [Web Appendix]
Media: FT Alphaville, my op/ed for Cornell Enterprise, and my piece in Hebrew for Alaxon
Audio: Simon Tulett interviews Matthew Adler, Ori Heffetz, and Justin Wolfers (28 minutes; October, 2012) [Play] [mp3]

Heffetz, Ori and Katrina Ligett. 2014. Privacy and Data-Based Research.
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(2): 75-98. [Journal version]
An earlier version containing slightly more technical detail and more references: [SSRN version] [NBER WP w19433]

Heffetz, Ori, and Matthew Rabin. 2013.
Conclusions Regarding Cross-Group Differences in Happiness Depend on Difficulty of Reaching Respondents.
American Economic Review, 103(7): 3001-3021. [SSRN version]

Benjamin, Daniel J., Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball, and Nichole Szembrot. 2013.
Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments.
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 605-610. [SSRN version]

Benjamin, Daniel J., Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball, and Alex Rees-Jones. 2012.
What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?
American Economic Review, 102(5): 2083–2110. [SSRN version]
An older version circulated as Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys. [Web Appendix] [NBER WP w16489 at SSRN]
Media: The Economist

Heffetz, Ori. 2012. Who Sees What? Demographics and the Visibility of Consumer Expenditures.
Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(4): 801–818. [SSRN version]

Heffetz, Ori. 2011. A Test of Conspicuous Consumption: Visibility and Income Elasticities.
Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(4): 1101–1117 (Lead article). [Journal version] [SSRN version]
An older version circulated as Conspicuous Consumption and Expenditure Visibility: Measurement and Application.
Media: New York Times, Haaretz

Heffetz, Ori, and Robert H. Frank. 2011. Preferences for Status: Evidence and Economic Implications.
In Jess Benhabib, Matthew O. Jackson and Alberto Bisin editors: Handbook of Social Economics, Vol. 1A, The Netherlands: North-Holland, pp. 69–91. [SSRN version]

Heffetz, Ori, and Moses Shayo. 2009. How Large Are Non-Budget-Constraint Effects of Prices on Demand?
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(4): 170–199. [Journal version] [SSRN version]
Media: New York Times, Psychology Today, Inc., TheMarker, etc.

Book Reviews:

Heffetz, Ori. 2014. Review of Beyond GDP by Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet.
Economica, , 81: 788–789. [pdf]

Older Working Paper:

Cobb-Douglas Utility With Nonlinear Engel Curves in a Conspicuous Consumption Model (August, 2007). [SSRN version]

Two of the papers above—A Test of Conspicuous Consumption: Visibility and Income Elasticities and Cobb-Douglas Utility With Nonlinear Engel Curves in a Conspicuous Consumption Model—are based on the first chapter of my Ph.D. dissertation, Conspicuous Consumption and the Visibility of Consumer Expenditures (Princeton University, 2004). The first paper updates the empirical analysis, the second details the model. The original chapter—with more discussions, but less (and now redundant) empirics—is available here.



The First Meaning of Consumption Conference we organized at Cornell, August 2008.


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