William J. Congdon, Jeffrey R. Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan, Policy and Choice: Public Finance through the Lens of Behavioral Economics (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2011). (link) (pdf)


Articles and Chapters

William J. Congdon, Jens Ludwig, Jeffrey R. Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan, “Social Policy: Mechanism Experiments and Policy Evaluations,” in Handbook of Economic Field Experiments, vol. 2, edited by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Elsevier, 2017), pp. 389–426. (link) (pdf)

Shlomo Benartzi, John Beshears, Katherine L. Milkman, Cass R. Sunstein, Richard H. Thaler, Maya Shankar, Will Tucker-Ray, William J. Congdon, and Steven Galing, "Should Governments Invest More in Nudging?," Psychological Science, (2017). (link) (pdf)

Caroline Ratcliffe, William J. Congdon, Signe-Mary McKernan, “Prepaid Cards at Tax Time and Beyond: Findings from the MyAccountCard Pilot,” Journal of Consumer Affairs, (2017). (link) (pdf)

William J. Congdon and Maya Shankar, “The White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team: Lessons Learned from Year One,” Behavioral Science & Policy, vol. 1, no. 2 (2015), pp. 77–86. (link) (pdf)

Sendhil Mullainathan, Joshua Schwartzstein, and William J. Congdon, “A Reduced-Form Approach to Behavioral Public Finance,” Annual Review of Economics, vol. 4 (2012), pp. 511–540. (link)

Linda Babcock, William J. Congdon, Lawrence F. Katz, and Sendhil Mullainathan, “Notes on Behavioral Economics and Labor Market Policy,” IZA Journal of Labor Policy, vol. 1 (2012), article 2. (link) (pdf)

Katherine Baicker, William J. Congdon, and Sendhil Mullainathan, “Health Insurance Coverage and Take-Up: Lessons from Behavioral Economics,” Milbank Quarterly, vol. 90, no. 1 (2012), pp. 107–134. (link) (pdf)

Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Jordan Marvakov, Nicholas A. Potter, Fanghua Yang, Emma Adam, William J. Congdon, Greg J. Duncan, Lisa A. Gennetian, Lawrence F. Katz, Jeffrey R. Kling, Ronald C. Kessler, Stacy Tessler Lindau, Jens Ludwig, and Thomas W. McDade, “The Long-Term Effects of Moving to Opportunity on Adult Health and Economic Self-Sufficiency,” Cityscape, vol. 14, no. 2 (2012), pp. 109–136. (link) (pdf)

William J. Congdon, Jeffrey R. Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan, “Behavioral Economics and Tax Policy,” National Tax Journal, vol. 62, no. 3 (2009), pp. 375–386. (link) (pdf)

Amanda E. Kowalski, William J. Congdon, and Mark H. Showalter, “State Health Insurance Regulations and the Price of High-Deductible Policies,” Forum for Health Economics & Policy, vol. 11, no. 2 (2008), article 8. (link) (pdf)


Other Writings

William J. Congdon, “Psychology and Economic Policy,” in The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy, edited by Eldar Shafir (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013).

William J. Congdon, “Neighborhood Effects on Decision-Making Processes by Low-Income Adults and Youth,” working paper (March 2012).

William J. Congdon, “Grade Organization and School Performance: Evidence from Texas,” unpublished manuscript.