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Erin Todd Bronchetti

Associate Professor



  2. Phone: (610) 957-6140
  3. Kohlberg 212
  4. Office Hours: Wed 1:00pm-3:00pm and by appointment 
Erin Todd Bronchetti

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


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

"Local Food Prices, SNAP Purchasing Power, and Child Health," [pdf] with Garret Christensen and Hilary W. Hoynes, Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming, December 2019. 
               Earlier versio
n available as NBER Working Paper 24762.  

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

"Attention, Intentions, and Follow-Through in Preventive Health Behavior: Field Experimental Evidence on Flu Vaccination," [pdf] with David 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.  
               Earlier version available as NBER Working Paper 16887.  
             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.


Work in Progress

“Local Food Prices and the Purchasing Power of SNAP Benefits” with Garret Christensen (revise-and-resubmit at Food Policy).

Preliminary results cited in Council of Economic Advisers Report (December 2015):

“Is Attention Supplied Rationally? Evidence from Two Experiments,” [pdf] with Judd Kessler, Ellen Magenheim, Dmitry Taubinsky, and Eric Zwick.

“In-kind Transfers and Violations of Fungibility: Evidence from a Field Experiment at a Non-Profit Grocery Store,” with David Huffman and Ellen Magenheim.


Recent Grants and Awards

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.

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

University of Kentucky Center for Poverty 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.


Econ 001 Introduction to Economics (syllabus [pdf])

Econ 031 Introduction to Econometrics (syllabus [pdf])

Econ 041 Public Economics (syllabus [pdf])

Econ 141 Public Economics Honors Seminar (syllabus [pdf])