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Replication data for: Details Matter: The Impact of Presentation and Information on the Take-Up of Financial Incentives for Retirement Saving

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Saez, Emmanuel
Publication Date
2009-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We examine the effects of presentation and information on the take-up of financial subsidies for retirement saving in a large randomized experiment carried out with H&R Block. The subsidies raise take-up and contributions with larger effects when the subsidy is characterized as a matching contribution rather than an equivalent-value tax credit (or cash back), and when filers are informed before the tax season about the subsidy. The results imply that both pure incentives and the presentation of those incentives affect consumer choices. (JEL D14, H24, H31, J26)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.1.1.204 (Text)
Publications
  • Saez, Emmanuel. “Details Matter: The Impact of Presentation and Information on the Take-up of Financial Incentives for Retirement Saving.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1, no. 1 (January 2009): 204–28. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.1.1.204.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.1.1.204 (DOI)

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

Saez, Emmanuel (2009): Replication data for: Details Matter: The Impact of Presentation and Information on the Take-Up of Financial Incentives for Retirement Saving. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116496