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Blinded by worries: sin taxes and demand for temptation under financial worries (Forthcoming, Theory and Decision)

Imposing "sin" taxes has been the preferred way governments tried to discourage the over-consumption of temptation goods for decades. However numerous evidence shows that consumers exhibit behavioral biases which can affect their reaction to taxes. …

Recalling Violence Exposure and Cognitive Function among Primary School Students in El Salvador (new draft coming soon)

New version coming soon.

The Preoccupied Parent: Household Choices under Poverty (Submitted) new version available soon

Poor children receive lower quality parental attention and have worse human capital outcomes. Is their parents' behavior a cause of their poverty, or its consequence? To address this question, we test a hypothesis based on the psychological impacts …