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  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    PH D, Harvard University, Economics, 2011.

    AM, Harvard University, Economics, 2008.

    BA, Williams College, Economics, 2004.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    SMG PL350 A1 The Psychology of Decision Making: Implications for Business and Public Policy

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close


      Ericson, K. M. (In Press). On the Interaction of Memory and Procrastination: Implications for Reminders and Deadlines. Journal of the European Economic Association.
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      Coffman, K., Coffman, L., & Ericson, K. M. (In Press). The Size of the LGBT Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated. Management Science.

      Ericson, K. M., Kingsdale, J., Layton, T., & Sacarny, A. (2017). Nudging Leads Consumers In Colorado To Shop But Not Switch ACA Marketplace Plans. Health Affairs, 36 (2), 311-319.
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      Ericson, K. M., & Starc, A. (2016). How product standardization affects choice: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange. Journal of Health Economics, 50 (December), 71-85.
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      Geissler, K., Lubin, B., & Ericson, K. M. (2016). Access is Not Enough: Characteristics of Physicians Who Treat Medicaid Patients. Medical Care, 54 (4), 350358.
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      Ericson, K. M., & Kessler, J. (2016). The articulation of government policy: Health insurance mandates versus taxes. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 124 (April), 43-54.
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      Ericson, K. M., & Starc, A. (2015). Measuring Consumer Valuation of Limited Provider Networks. American Economic Review, 105 (5), 115-119.
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      Ericson, K. M., White, J., Laibson, D., & Cohen, J. (2015). Money Earlier or Later? Simple Heuristics Explain Intertemporal Choices Better than Delay Discounting Does. Psychological Science, 26 (6), 826-833.
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      Ericson, K. M., & Starc, A. (2015). Pricing Regulation and Imperfect Competition on the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 97 (3), 667-682.
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      Ericson, K. M., & Andreas, F. (2014). The Endowment Effect. Annual Review of Economics, (6), 555-579.
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      Ericson, K. M. (2014). Consumer Inertia and Firm Pricing in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Insurance Exchange. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 1 (6), 38-64.

      Ericson, K. M., & Starc, A. (2013). Designing and Regulating Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons from Massachusetts. Inquiry.

      Ericson, K. M., & Starc, A. (2012). Heuristics and Heterogeneity in Health Insurance Exchanges: Evidence from the Massachusetts Connector. American Economic Review, 102 (3), 493-497.

      Ericson, K. M., Fuster, A., & (2011). Expectations as Endowments: Evidence on Reference-Dependent Preferences from Exchange and Valuation Experiments. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126 (4), 1879-1907.

      McClure, S., Ericson, K., Laibson, D., Loewenstein, G., & Cohen, J. (2007). Time Discounting for Primary Rewards. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 5796-5804.

      Ericson, K. M. (2011). Forgetting We Forget: Overconfidence and Memory. Journal of the European Economic Association, 9 (1), 43-60.

      Ericson, K. M., & Cutler, D. (2010). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Markets with High Fixed Costs. PharmacoEconomics, 28 (10), 867-875.


    "How are Physician Referral Networks Affected by Physician Practice Ownership and Limited Coverage Network Insurance Products", Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM Foundation). (November 5, 2014 - April 30, 2016).


    Ericson, K. M. Journal of the European Economic Association, Associate Editor, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (November 10, 2014 - Present).

    Associate Editor

  • AWARDS AND HONORSOpen or Close

    Broderick Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research, Boston University Questrom School of Business, Research. (June 1, 2015).