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It’s Not the Innovation, It’s the Adopter: Why Some People are More Likely Than Others to Resist

Shaul Oreg and Jacob Goldenberg

in Resistance to Innovation: Its Sources and Manifestations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226632605
eISBN:
9780226237329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237329.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In this chapter we focus on resistance that stems from within. One of the key factors that explain consumers' disinclination to adopt innovations has to do with their internal predispositions. In ... More


Going into the Affordable Care Act: Measuring the Size, Structure, and Performance of the Individual and Small Group Markets for Health Insurance

Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Jean M. Abraham, Kosali Simon, and Roger Feldman

in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226530857
eISBN:
9780226530994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530994.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will dramatically alter health insurance markets and the sources through which individuals obtain coverage. As the ACA is implemented, it is essential to monitor the ... More


Measuring Social Welfare in the US National Accounts

Dale W. Jorgenson and Daniel T. Slesnick

in Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This paper employs the Integrated Macroeconomic Accounts, developed by Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, William D. Nordhaus, and their co-authors as part of A New Architecture for the U.S. National ... More


The Wealth of Dividuals

Arjun Appadurai

in Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392660
eISBN:
9780226392974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392974.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter by the anthropologist Arjun Appadurai analyzes derivatives through a reconsideration of the “individual” in economic and political theory. Drawing upon anthropological research of Marcel ... More


Foreseeing Bumps and Potholes along the Diffusion Road

Elie ofek, Eitan Muller, and Barak Libai

in Innovation Equity: Assessing and Managing the Monetary Value of New Products and Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226618296
eISBN:
9780226394145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394145.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores the diffusion saddle phenomenon, whereby an innovation’s unit sales exhibit an early peak followed by a decline and a subsequent second sales peak. The average duration of the ... More


Government & The American Economy: A New History

Price V. Fishback

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The American economy has provided a level of well-being that has consistently ranked at or near the top of the international ladder. A key source of this success has been widespread participation in ... More


Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Annamaria Lusardi (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The great majority of working Americans are unprepared to face the difficult task of planning for retirement. In fact, the personal savings rate has been holding steady at zero for several years, ... More


Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development

Howard Stein

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226771670
eISBN:
9780226771656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771656.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Despite massive investment of money and research aimed at ameliorating third-world poverty, the development strategies of the international financial institutions over the past few decades have been ... More


Learning from Individual Development Accounts

Michael Sherraden and Ray Boshara (eds)

in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that financial education proves to be effective when several hours and sessions of financial education are offered. One to ten hours of education is positively linked with average ... More


The Role of Real Annuities and Indexed Bonds in an Individual Accounts Retirement Program

Jeffrey R. Brown, Olivia S. Mitchell, and James M. Poterba

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The current U.S. social security system provides retirees with a real annuity during their retirement years. Retirees are insulated from inflation risk, at least as long as their consumption bundle ... More


The Relationship between Perceptions of Neighborhood Characteristics and Obesity among Children

Bisakha Sen, Stephen Mennemeyer, and Lisa C. Gary (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explores the relationship between children's body mass index (BMI) as well as the probability of obesity and the influence of different aspects of the neighborhood. It reports that ... More


Adjusting Government Policies for Age Inflation

John B. Shoven and Gopi Shah Goda

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter suggests that the concept of years since birth is a flawed way of measuring age and suggest four different ways of moving from nominal age (years since birth) to real age. It draws a ... More


Individual Subjective Survival Curves

Li Gan, Michael D. Hurd, and Daniel McFadden (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines individual subjective survival probabilities using data from the Asset and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) and the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). It proposes a ... More


How do Medicare Beneficiaries with Physical and Sensory Disabilities Feel about Their Health Care?

Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jane R. Soukup, and Suzanne G. Leveille (eds)

in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses how people with specific sensory and physical impairments perceive various aspects of their health care. The data demonstrates that the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries ... More


The Transition to Personal Accounts and Increasing Retirement Wealth: Macro- and Microevidence

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers the changes in the magnitude and the composition of saving for retirement over the last two decades. It begins with an analysis of aggregate data on retirement plan ... More


The Role of Special Education in School Choice

Julie Berry Cullen and Steven G. Rivkin

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the impact of expanded school choice on the quality of special education services, on the size and composition of the special education sector, and on the distribution of ... More


Love and Money?: The Question of Individual Motivation

Julie A. Nelson

in Economics for Humans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226572024
eISBN:
9780226572055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter investigates the issues of individual motivations and interpersonal relations. It also examines in more detail at the problems caused by the ungrounded ethics-only ideology. People who ... More


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