Now showing items 1-2 of 2

    • The Formality Effect 

      Linos, Elizabeth; Lasky-Fink, Jessica; Larkin, Chris; Moore, Lindsay; Kirkman, Elspeth (Harvard Kennedy School, 2023-01)
      This paper documents the existence of a “Formality Effect” in government communications. Across three online studies and three field experiments in different policy contexts (total N = 67,632), we show that, contrary to ...
    • Improving delivery of the social safety net: The role of stigma 

      Lasky-Fink, Jessica; Linos, Elizabeth (Harvard Kennedy School, 2023-01)
      Many low-income households in the US miss out on social safety net benefits because of the information, compliance, and psychological costs associated with take-up of government assistance. Yet, the empirical evidence on ...