Judd B. Kessler
Professor Judd B. Kessler received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 2004, an M.Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2011. In his research, Kessler uses a combination of laboratory and field experiments to investigate the economic and psychological forces that motivate individuals to contribute to public goods inside and outside the workplace. He is particularly interested in how social forces influence public good provision. His current research includes applications to worker effort, organ donation, and charitable giving. His research has appeared in general interest journals including the American Economic Review and Management Science. In 2012, Kessler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” in Law and Policy.
PhD, Business Economics, Harvard University, 2011; M. Phil., Economics, Cambridge University, 2005; AB, Economics, Harvard University, magna cum laude, 2004
Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
The Wharton School
Business Economics and Public Policy
Judd B. Kessler, Andrea B. Troxel, David A. Asch, Shivan J. Mehta, Noora Marcus, Raymond Lim, Jingsan Zhu, William Shrank, Troyen Brennan, Kevin G. Volpp (2018). Partners and Alerts in Medication Adherence: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Amanda Chuan, Judd Kessler, Katherine L. Milkman (2018). Field study of charitable giving reveals that reciprocity decays over time, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, published ahead of print.
Christine L. Exley, Judd B. Kessler (2017). The Better is the Enemy of the Good, Working Paper.
Judd Kessler, Hannu Kivimaki, Muriel Niederle (2017). Thinking Fast and Slow: Generosity Over Time.
Judd Kessler, Alexander Gelber, Adam Isen (2016). The Effects of Youth Employment: Evidence from New York City Summer Youth Employment Program Lotteries, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131 (1), 423-460.
Judd Kessler, Michael I. Norton (2016). Tax Aversion and Labor Supply, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 124, 15-28.
Judd Kessler, Keith M. Ericson (2016). The Articulation Effect of Government Policy: Health Insurance Mandates Versus Taxes, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 124, 43-54.
Judd Kessler, Alvin E. Roth (2012). Organ Allocation Policy and the Decision to Donate, American Economic Review, 102 (5), 2018-2047.