Research Publications

Attention Variation and Welfare: Theory and Evidence from a Tax Salience Experiment
with Dmitry Taubinsky
Forthcoming at Review of Economic Studies. [Web Appendix]

Quantifying Loss-Averse Tax Manipulation
Forthcoming at Review of Economic Studies. [Non-technical Summary]
An earlier version circulated as Loss Aversion Motivates Tax Sheltering: Evidence from U.S. Tax Returns. [Web Appendix]

Suboptimal Behavior in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms: Evidence from the Residency Match
Forthcoming at Games and Economic Behavior. [SSRN Version]

Mistaken Play in the Deferred Acceptance Algorithm: Implications for Positive Assortative Matching
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2017, 107 (5), 225-229.

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred From Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices
with Daniel Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, and Miles Kimball
American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (11), 3498 - 3528.   [Web Appendix]   [Survey Appendix]

What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?
with Daniel Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, and Miles Kimball
American Economic Review, 2012, 102 (5), 2083 - 2110.
An earlier version circulated as Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys. [Web Appendix]

Policy Briefs

Addressing Personal-Income-Tax Manipulation with Tools from Psychology
Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Brief, 2017, 5(9): 1-6.

Tax Psychology and the Timing of Charitable Giving Deadlines
with Dmitry Taubinsky
The Urban Institute, 2016.

Working Papers

Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing
with Dmitry Taubinsky

Why Do We Lie to Incentive-Compatible Mechanisms? Evidence from Medical Students
with Samuel Skowronek

Taxing Humans: Violations of "Implementation Invariance" and the Pitfalls of the Mechanism Design Approach
with Dmitry Taubinsky
In preparation for Tax Policy and the Economy.

Rees-Jones

Alex Rees-Jones

Assistant Professor,
The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Research Fellow,
National Bureau of Economic Research

alre@wharton.upenn.edu

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