Assistant Professor of Economics
Professor Abaluck's work lies at the intersection of public finance, behavioral economics, health economics and industrial organization. His research focuses on the detection of mistakes and the design of institutions when consumers or providers make mistakes in contexts such as health plan choice, dietary choice, or the provision of medical care.Selected Articles"Choice Inconsistencies Among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program"
(with J. Gruber), American Economic Review
, June 2011"How Well Do Seniors Do in Choosing Medicare Part D Plans?"
(with J. Gruber), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings
, May 2011Working Papers
"What Would We Eat if We Knew More: The Implications of a Large-Scale Change in Nutrition Labeling"
"Negative Tests and the Efficiency of Medical Care:
Investigating the Determinants of Imaging Overuse (with L. Agha)
"Consumer Choice and Choice Set Size in Health Exchanges"
(with J. Gruber)
"A Dynamic Model of Prescription Drug Utilization"
(with J. Gruber and A. Swanson)Education
BA, Harvard University, 2006
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011