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Erin Bronchetti




  2. Phone: (610) 957-6140
  3. Kohlberg Hall 212
  4. Office Hours: Mondays 2:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


“Is Attention Produced Optimally? Theory and Evidence from Take-up of Bandwidth Enhancements," [pdf] with Judd B. Kessler, Ellen B. Magenheim, Dmitry Taubinsky, and Eric Zwick, Econometrica (forthcoming).  

"Local Food Prices and the Purchasing Power of SNAP Benefits" [pdf] with Garret Christensen, Food Policy, 2020.


"Diagnosing the Learning Environment for Diverse Students in Introductory Economics: An Analysis of Relevance, Belonging, and Growth Mindsets," [pdf] with Amanda Bayer, Syon P. Bhanot, and Stephen A. O'Connell, AEA Papers & Proceedings, 2020, 110, 294-298.

"Local Food Prices, SNAP Purchasing Power, and Child Health," [pdf] with Garret Christensen and Hilary W. Hoynes, Journal of Health Economics, 2019, 68, 1022-31.

"Health Care Reform and Workers' Compensation: Evidence from Massachusetts," [pdf] with Melissa P. McInerney, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2019.

"Attention, Intentions, and Follow-Through in Preventive Health Behavior: Field Experimental Evidence on Flu Vaccination," [pdf] with David B. Huffman and Ellen Magenheim, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, 116, 270-291.

"What Determines Employer Accommodation of Injured Workers? The Influence of Workers' Compensation Costs, State Policies, and Case Characteristics," [pdf] with Melissa P. McInerney, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68(3), 558-583.

"Public Insurance Expansions and the Health of Immigrant and Native Children," [pdf] Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 120, 206-219.

"When a Nudge Isn't Enough: Defaults and Saving Among Low-Income Tax Filers," [pdf] with Thomas S. Dee, David B. Huffman, and Ellen Magenheim, National Tax Journal, 2013, 66(3), 609-634.  
            Center for Retirement Research article available here.

"Workers' Compensation and Consumption Smoothing," [pdf] Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96, pp. 495-508.

"Revisiting Incentive Effects in Workers' Compensation: Do Higher Benefits Really Induce More Claims?" [pdf] with Melissa P. McInerney, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2012, 65(2), pp. 288-315.

"Income Packages of Families with Children: A Cross-National Correlation Analysis," with Dennis H. Sullivan, Socio-Economic Review, 2004, 2, pp. 315-339.

"Children and Household Income Packages," [pdf] Erin Todd and Dennis Sullivan, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 82(2), pp. 359-362.

Book review of "Finance and the Good Society," [pdf] by Robert J. Shiller. Journal of Economic Literature, 2013, 51(2), pp. 555-557.


Recent Grants and Awards

National Bureau of Economic Research and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant, July 2022-June 2023, with Melissa McInerney.

Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award in Behavioral Economics, July 2016-December 2017, with Judd Kessler, Ellen Magenheim, Dmitry Taubinsky, and Eric Zwick. 

University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, July 2015 - December 2016, with Garret Christensen and Hilary Hoynes. 

Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Early Career Research Award, with Melissa P. McInerney, 2015-2016. (Program initiative: "Economics of Working Longer and an Aging Workforce.")

Russell Sage Foundation program award, August 2014-July 2015 (Principal Investigator).

National Bureau of Economic Research and USDA grant, June 2014-August 2015, with Garret Christensen and Ben Hansen.  (Program initiative: FoodAPS Research - SNAP and Household Food Behaviors.)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Donaghue Foundation grant, April 2012-October 2013, co-PI with David B. Huffman and Ellen Magenheim. (Program initiative: "Applying Behavioral Economics to Perplexing Health and Health Care Challenges.")

Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program grant, August 2010-December 2011. (Project: "Public Insurance and the Health of Immigrant Children," Principal Investigator.)

John Jones Scholar in Workers' Compensation Research Award, 2011. Awarded by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) to support ongoing research on state workers' compensation programs.


Work in Progress

"When What You Don't Know Can Hurt: Health Insurance Coverage, Out-of-pocket Costs, and Preventive Care," with Ellen Magenheim, Evelien van Gelderen '21, and Sarah Wheaton '21.

“Health Risks, Risk Preferences, and the Decision to Delay Medical Care during COVID-19,” with Ellen Magenheim, Ethan Bergmann ’22, and Cami Brix ’23.

“Long-run Effects of Workplace Injuries on Older Workers: Earnings, Income, Wealth, and Retirement,” with Melissa P. McInerney (funded by a NBER and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant).

Recent Popular Press

From Pfizer to Phi Beta Kappa: Getting Campuses Vaccinated," with Ellen Magenheim, Benjamin Bohman '22, Quin Seivold '22, and Keyan Shayegan '22, Inside Higher Education, February 8, 2021.
"Philadelphians need third-round stimulus payments to be issued smoothly this time," with Ellen Magenheim, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5, 2021.
"Should the government pay people to take the COVID-19 vaccine? | Pro/Con," with Ellen Magenheim, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 6, 2021.


Econ 001    Introduction to Economics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 011     Intermediate Microeconomics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 031    Introduction to Econometrics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 041    Public Economics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 141     Public Economics Honors Seminar (syllabus [pdf])



Flu vaccination rates by age group, 2018 National Health Interview Survey
COVID-19 cases by age group, August and September 2020, Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Tracking Data
Measures of wellbeing among Philadelphia-area households, December 2020, U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey (Phase 3)
Summary graph of treatment effectsAttention, Intentions, and Follow-Through (JEBO, 2015).