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Ted O'Donoghue

Zubrow Professor of Economics

Recent Updates (papers also available under Research)

November 2018: A revised working paper is now available for “Paying More for Less: Why Don’t Households in Tanzania Take Advantage of Bulk Discounts?” (with Joachim De Weerdt and Brian Dillon).

October 2018: “Reference-Dependent Preferences” (with Charles Sprenger) has been published in the Handbook of Behavioral Economics – Foundations and Applications 1 [pre-published version–for published version, see]

June 2018: “Estimating Risk Preferences in the Field” (with Levon Barseghyan, Francesca Molinari, and Joshua Teitelbaum) appeared in the June 2018 edition of Journal of Economic Literature.

May 2018: “Modeling Risk Aversion in Economics” (with Jason Somerville) appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of Journal of Economic Perspectives.

December 2016: A working paper is now available for “Forgetting and Heterogeneity in Task Delay: Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients” (with Ori Heffetz and Henry Schneider).


My term as Senior Associate Dean for Social Science in the College of Arts & Sciences has ended. I will return to teaching in Spring 2019.


Ted O’Donoghue
Department of Economics
Cornell University
482 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601

Email: edo1 [at]
Phone: 607-255-5108