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Replication data for: Incentives, Commitments, and Habit Formation in Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Royer, Heather
  • Stehr, Mark
  • Sydnor, Justin
Publication Date
2015-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Financial incentives have shown strong positive short-run effects for problematic health behaviors that likely stem from time inconsistency. However, the effects often disappear once incentive programs end. This paper analyzes the results of a large-scale workplace field experiment to examine whether self-funded commitment contracts can improve the long-run effects of an incentive program. A four week incentive program targeting use of the company gym generated only small lasting effects on behavior. Those that also offered a commitment contract at the end of the program, however, showed demand for commitment and significant long-run changes, detectable even several years after the incentive ended. (JEL D03, I10, J32)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20130327 (Text)
Publications
  • Royer, Heather, Mark Stehr, and Justin Sydnor. “Incentives, Commitments, and Habit Formation in Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 3 (July 2015): 51–84. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20130327.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20130327 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Royer, Heather; Stehr, Mark; Sydnor, Justin (2015): Replication data for: Incentives, Commitments, and Habit Formation in Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116330V1