Publications

One way that we straddle academia and the real world is through our publications, which show up in peer-reviewed journals as well as the popular press

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Levering tech for financial wellness
  • Mar 23 2019
  • Published in: Retirement Plan Advisor
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

When employees struggle financially, their employers struggle. Recent research on short-haul truck…

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Financial Decision-making Research Sponsor Mariel Beasley
3 Tips for Managing Your Email Inbox
  • Mar 19 2019
  • Published in: Duke Today
  • Keywords: Technology, Self-control, And More!

In every email, there’s this note nestled between Aline Holzwarth’s signature and…

Aline Holzwarth PRINCIPAL, CENTER FOR ADVANCED HINDSIGHT

Duke University to launch social media study on digital loneliness
  • Mar 16 2019
  • Published in: Salon
  • Keywords: Health, Health Management

How lonely are people today? That's what Duke University's Center for Advanced…

Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien

Julia O’Brien PRINCIPAL, BETTER LIVING AND HEALTH

Cash Lottery Gets Commuters To Go Green
  • Mar 12 2019
  • Published in: Futurity
  • Keywords: Common Cents Lab

Entering people who ride the bus instead of driving to work into…

Joseph Sherlock SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER

The Psychologist Of Saving: This 29-Year-Old Uses Mental Tricks To Help People Save Money
  • Feb 4 2019
  • Published in: Forbes
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

Wendy De La Rosa, the 29-year-old cofounder of Common Cents Lab, proudly…

Wendy De La Rosa PRINCIPAL, COMMON CENTS LAB

When It’s Hard to Make Ends Meet, Can Smart Apps Help?
  • Feb 4 2019
  • Published in: New York Times
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

From managing the government’s SNAP food-assistance program to paying parking tickets on…

Financial Decision-making Research Sponsor Mariel Beasley

Mariel Beasley PRINCIPAL, COMMON CENTS LAB

Research: People Use Less Energy When They Think Their Neighbors Care About the Environment
  • Jan 28 2019
  • Published in: Harvard Business Review
  • Keywords: Big Psychological Questions

Last November the U.S. government released a report detailing the devastating impact…

Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien

Julia O’Brien PRINCIPAL, BETTER LIVING AND HEALTH

How furloughed federal workers can rebuild their finances after the shutdown
  • Jan 22 2019
  • Published in: MarketWatch
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

Workers are always at greater risk of overspending after a pay day,…

Financial Decision-making Research Sponsor Mariel Beasley

Mariel Beasley PRINCIPAL, COMMON CENTS LAB

The Ethics of Paternalism
  • Dec 21 2018
  • Published in: Scientific American
  • Keywords: Health, Health Management, Medical decision-making

Imagine that you are a policy maker trying to reduce the consumption…

Authors
Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien
How Do I Get Into Behavioral Economics?
  • Nov 29 2018
  • Published in: People Science
  • Keywords: Big Psychological Questions

There are 196 government teams across the world designed with the purpose…

Kristen Berman ALUMNUS

For Most People, Higher Yields Don’t Inspire More Saving — Here’s What Could Do the Trick
  • Nov 29 2018
  • Published in: Bankrate
  • Keywords: Increase Short-and Long-Term Savings, Common Cents Lab

Finally, we’re seeing a positive trend for savers: Interest rates are rising…

Financial Decision-making Research Sponsor Mariel Beasley

Mariel Beasley PRINCIPAL, COMMON CENTS LAB

How to Keep Automated Savings from Resulting in an Overdraft Fee
  • Nov 23 2018
  • Published in: Bankrate
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Money, Common Cents Lab

And in recent years, it’s been a proposition that all sorts of…

Andrea Dinneen SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER