THREE ESSAYS IN ECONOMICS
Swigert, Jeffrey Michael
I present findings from three separate empirical studies, each of which apply economic theory to real world applications to address the following questions: (1) To what extent is there a shortage of marriageable men in the U.S.? (2) Can we apply behavioral economic principles of choice architecture that have proven effective in physical environments to online settings? (3) What is the effect of medical marijuana laws on body weight and physical activity?
Economics; health economics; Choice Architecture; Nudge; Behavioral Economics
Lovenheim, Michael F.
Just, David R.; Molinari, Francesca
Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Policy Analysis and Management
Doctor of Philosophy
dissertation or thesis