Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at UC Santa Cruz
My research studies policies to improve health and environmental conditions among underserved communities worldwide. Many of my projects focus on countering behavioral biases in personal decisionmaking. Prior to arriving in Santa Cruz, I did a postdoc at UC Berkeley ARE, and earned my Ph.D. in economics from MIT.
Recent work by Ariel Zucker
Personalising schemes which incentivise exercise substantially increases their performance compared to one-size-fits-all approaches
Providing small financial incentives for daily steps to at-risk individuals in India encouraged exercise and improved health
Bundling payment incentives over time is more effective in increasing effort among the impatient, relative to increasing payment frequency