1. Is Conflicted Investment Advice Better than No Advice? (pre-publication version from December 2018; joint with John Chalmers)
  2. Journal of Financial Economics (Conditional Acceptance)
    NBER Working Paper No. 18158 (posted June 2012; last revised September 2015)
    Previous title: What is the Impact of Financial Advice on Retirement Portfolio Choice and Outcomes?
    Media mentions:
    U.S. News and World Report (June 26, 2012), Forbes (June 18, 2012)

  3. Analyst Promotions within Credit Rating Agencies: Accuracy or Bias? (pre-publication version from May 2018; joint with Darren Kisgen, Jordan Nickerson, and Matt Osborn)
  4. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (Forthcoming)

  5. Heterogeneity in Target Date Funds: Strategic Risk-Taking or Risk Matching? (pre-publication version from February 2017; joint with Pierluigi Balduzzi)
  6. Review of Financial Studies (January 2019, Vol. 32, No. 1, 300-337; doi: 10.1093/rfs/hhy054)
    NBER Working Paper No. 17886 (posted March 2012; last revised July 2015)
    Previous titles: Heterogeneity in Target Date Funds: Optimal Risk-Taking or Risk Matching?, Heterogeneity in Target-Date Funds and the Pension Protection Act of 2006
    Media mentions:
    New York Times (January 9, 2015), Forbes (June 18, 2012), Freakonomics (March 5, 2012)

    Internet Appendix for Heterogeneity in Target Date Funds: Strategic Risk-Taking or Risk Matching? (April 2018)

  7. Mutual Fund Performance and the Incentive to Generate Alpha (pre-publication version from August 2012; joint with Diane Del Guercio)
  8. Journal of Finance (August 2014, Vol. 69, No. 4, 1673-1704; doi: 10.1111/jofi.12048)
    NBER Working Paper No. 17491 (posted October 2011; last revised July 2012)
    Media mentions:
    MarketWatch (October 16, 2011).
    Finalist for the 2016 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award

    Internet Appendix for Mutual Fund Performance and the Incentive to Generate Alpha (March 2013)

  9. The Effect of Pension Design on Employer Costs and Employee Retirement Choices: Evidence from Oregon (pre-publication version from June 2013; joint with John Chalmers and Woodrow Johnson)
  10. Journal of Public Economics (August 2014, Vol. 116, 17-34; doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2013.07.001)
    NBER Working Paper No. 18517 (posted November 2012; last revised March 2013)

  11. How Do Retirees Value Life Annuities? Evidence from Public Employees (published version; joint with John Chalmers)
  12. Review of Financial Studies (August 2012, Vol. 25, No. 8, 2601-2634; doi: 10.1093/rfs/hhs057)
    NBER Working Paper No. 15608 (posted December 2009; last revised December 2011)
    Winner of the 2013 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award

  13. Investing for Retirement: The Moderating Effect of Fund Assortment Size on the 1/N Heuristic (pre-publication version from January 2012; joint with Maureen Morrin, Jeffrey Inman, Susan Broniarczyk, and Gergana Nenkov)
  14. Journal of Marketing Research (August 2012, Vol. 49, No. 4, 537-550; doi: 10.1509/jmr.08.0355)

  15. When Should Firms Share Credit With Employees? Evidence from Anonymously Managed Mutual Funds (pre-publication version from April 2009; joint with Massimo Massa and Eric Zitzewitz)
  16. Journal of Financial Economics (March 2010, Vol. 95, No. 3, 400-424; doi: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2009.10.006)

  17. Does Advertising Bias Product Reviews? Testing for Biased Wine Ratings (published version)
  18. Journal of Wine Economics (Winter 2009, Vol. 4, No. 2, 125-151)

  19. Are IPO Allocations for Sale? Evidence from Mutual Funds (pre-publication version from June 2005)
  20. Journal of Finance (October 2006, Vol. 61, No. 5, 2289-2324; doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2006.01058.x)

  21. Do Ads Influence Editors? Advertising and Bias in the Financial Media (pre-publication version from August 2005; joint with Eric Zitzewitz)
  22. Quarterly Journal of Economics (February 2006, Vol. 121, No. 1, 197-227; doi: 10.1093/qje/121.1.197)

    Non-technical presentation from conference titled "Financial Media and Investment Decisions: A Comparison of U.S. and Italian Financial Markets," hosted by Catholic University of Milan (May 2006)

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