Sami Horn

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Curiosity is more than novelty-seeking

Litovsky, Y., Horn, S., and Olivola, C.

Behavioral & Brain Sciences (forthcoming)

Five-Year Impacts of Group-Based Financial Education and Savings Promotion for Ugandan Youth

*Horn, S., Jamison, J., Karlan, D., and Zinman, J.

Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming)

Using Curiosity to Counter Health Information Avoidance

Horn, S., Litovsky, Y., and Loewenstein, G.

Social Science & Medicine (2024)

Government Trust and Covid-19 Vaccination: The Role of Supply Disruptions and Political Allegiances in Sierra Leone

Aizenman, A., Conteh, F., Glennerster, R., *Horn, S., Kangbai, D., Karing, A., and Shaukat, S.

American Economic Association: Papers & Proceedings (2023)

Loss aversion, the endowment effect, and gain-loss framing shape preferences for noninstrumental information

Litovsky, Y., Loewenstein, G., Horn, S., and Olivola, C.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022)

A 680,000-person megastudy of nudges to encourage vaccination in pharmacies

Milkman, K., et al. [incl. Horn, S.]

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022)

Doctor Recommendations and Parents’ HPV Vaccination Intentions in Kenya: A Randomized Survey

Horn, S., Chapman, G., and Chouhan, K.

Preventive Medicine Reports (2021)

Megastudies Improve the Impact of Applied Behavioral Science

Milkman, K., et al. [incl. Horn, S.]

Nature (2021)

Evaluation of a Combined Financial Incentives and Deposit Contract Intervention for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Anderson, D., *Horn, S., Karlan, D., Kowalski, A., Sindelar, J., and Zinman, J.

Journal of Smoking Cessation (2021)

Socioeconomic Disparities in Electronic Cigarette Use and Transitions from Smoking

Friedman, A. and *Horn, S.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2019)

* published with alphabetical ordering of authors

joint first authors

Book Chapters

Intuitive Donating: Testing One-Line Solicitations for $1 Donations in a Large Online Experiment

*Horn, S. and Karlan. D.

The Economics of Philanthropy (2018). Edited by Kimberley Scharf and Mirco Tonin. MIT Press.

Working Papers

A Comparison of Methods for Adaptive Experimentation

Horn, S. and Sloman, S.

International Conference on Machine Learning (2022): Workshop on Adaptive Experimental Design and Active Learning in the Real World

Underestimating Learning by Doing

Horn, S. and Loewenstein, G.

SSRN Working Paper 3941441. Under Review.

Taking it Easy: Choosing Practice of Suboptimal Difficulty

Horn, S., Duckworth, A., Liu, V. and Loewenstein, G.

SSRN Working Paper 4358786. Under Review.

Selected Research in Progress

Phishing Feedback: Just-in-time Feedback to Promote Online Security

Bender, S., *Horn, S., Loewenstein, G., and Roberts, O.

Revision requested at Behavioral Public Policy

Knowledge versus Skills: Evidence from a Field Study on Health Information in Sierra Leone

Conteh, F., Glennerster, G., *Horn, S., Kangbai, D., and Karing, A.

Data Collection Ongoing

Suboptimal Sharing: Complex versus Simple Information

Glennerster, G., *Horn, S., and Karing, A.

Data Collection Ongoing

Gender Differences in Delegation and Credit-Taking

Horn, S., Singh, A., and Downs, J.

Data Collection Ongoing

Beliefs about Skill Decay

Connolly, D., Horn, S., and Loewenstein, G.

Data Collection Ongoing