Published Papers (by publication date, descending order)
Bhanot, S.P. Isolating the Effect of Injunctive Norms on Conservation Behavior: New Evidence from a Field Experiment in California.
Bayer, A., S.P. Bhanot, E. Bronchetti, and S. O’Connell. 2020. Diagnosing the Learning Environment for Diverse Students in Introductory Economics: An Analysis of Relevance, Belonging, and Growth Mindsets. AEA Papers & Proceedings, 110, 294-298. (Link)
Bhanot, S.P., and E. Linos. 2020. Behavioral Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future. Public Administration Review, 80(1), 168-171. (Link)
Bhanot, S.P., C.A. Roberto, A. Chainani, C. Williamson, and M. den Braven. 2019. Testing Effects of Loss-Framing and Checklists: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Wellness Program Participation in Philadelphia.
Yoeli, E., J. Rathauser, S.P. Bhanot, M.K. Kimenye, E. Mailu, E. Masini, P. Owiti, and D. Rand. 2019. Digital Health Support in Treatment for Tuberculosis. The New England Journal of Medicine, 381(10), 986-987. (Link) (Selected Media Coverage: NY Times; SciTech Daily)
Bayer, A., S.P. Bhanot, and F. Lozano. 2019. Does Simple Information Provision Lead to More Diverse Classrooms?: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Undergraduate Economics. AEA Papers & Proceedings, 109, 110-114. (Link; PDF; Online Appendix)
Bhanot, S.P., J. Han and C. Jang. 2018. Workfare, Wellbeing and Consumption: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Kenya’s Urban Poor. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 149, 372-388.
Bhanot, S.P., G. Kraft-Todd, D. Rand and E. Yoeli. 2018. Putting Social Rewards and Identity Salience to the Test: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Teachers in Philadelphia. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 1(1), 1-16. (Link; PDF)
“Emotions and Decisions in the Real World: What Can We Learn from Quasi-Field Experiments?” (with Daphne Chang, Julia Lee, and Matthew Ranson), 2018Current Version PDF)(
“Partisan Polarization and Resistance to Elite Messages: Results from a Survey Experiment on Social Distancing” (with Daniel Hopkins), 2020 *Revise & Resubmit (Journal of Behavioral Public Administration)* (Selected Media Coverage: Philadelphia Inquirer)
“When Reciprocity Backfires: Experimental Evidence from Ecuador” (with Irani Arraiz and Carla Calero), 2018
“Less is More: Experimental Evidence on Heuristic-Based Business Training in Ecuador” (with Irani Arraiz and Carla Calero), 2019
Research in Progress
“Can Community Service Grants Foster Social and Economic Integration for Youth? A Randomized Trial in Kazakhstan” (with Benjamin Crost, Jessica Leight, Eric Mvukiyehe, and Bauyrzhan Yedgenov)
“Interactive Text Messaging for Financial Behavior Change: Evidence from Zambia” (with Michael King)
“Motivating Without Money: Using Public Good Framing to Encourage Resource Conservation by the Rich” (with Gordon Kraft-Todd, David Rand, and Erez Yoeli)
“Good for You or Good for Us?: A Field Experiment on Motivating Citizen Behavior Change”
“Don’t Ignore the Messenger: A Field Experiment on Leveraging Leaders to Drive Social Program Uptake”
“Why Are Consumer Inattentive to Hidden Costs?” (with Leila Bengali)
“The Value of Commitment Contracts at Work” (with Benjamin Lockwood and Andrew Johnston)
“Using Reminders to Encourage Adolescents to Apply for Summer Jobs” (with Sara Heller)
“The Endowment Effect and Anchoring in the Field: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Markets” (with Salima Bourguiba and Bingxin Tu)
“You’re Stronger Than Your Quarantine Fatigue” (Link), New York Times: Op-Ed: May 5, 2020.
“How to Get People to Pitch In” (Link)
New York Times: Gray Matter Op-Ed: May 15, 2015.
“Motivated by the Masses: Social Information as a Policy Tool”
The Harvard Kennedy School Review: p. 17-22, 2015.
Selected Blogs, Media Coverage, Etc.
- Recent Media Commentary:
- Social distancing and COVID-19 (New York Times; Philadelphia Magazine; NPR; Scientific American; Philadelphia Inquirer #1 (#2 #3); PhillyVoice; Tradeoffs Podcast, Apr-May 2020)
- The psychology of consumer spending (Gizmodo, May 2020)
- Super Bowl spending (USA Today, Feb 2018)
- Soda taxes (Mother Jones, 2012)
- Articles in The Behavioral Scientist:
- Blog posts for The Misbehaving Blog:
- Media coverage of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 2016; The Philadelphia Citizen, Mar 2017)
- Profile on work in Kenya with Busara (The Swarthmore Bulletin, Apr 2017)
- Coverage of presentation at Nonprofit Centers Network conference (Generocity, May 2016)