Category: Keith M. Marzilli Ericson

Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, Questrom School of Business

Los Angeles colorectal surgeon Dr. Allen Kamrava regularly faces financial challenges related to narrow-network health plans…

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Why Most People Won’t Shop Again for Health Insurance

December 11th, 2014 in 2014, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

You may have noticed when you last subscribed to a magazine that the company put you on an automatic renewal plan…

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“It can be overwhelming. If you make the choice really, really complex, people tend to back away.”

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How to Procrastinate Better

September 4th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

We’ll never get around to figuring out exactly how much procrastination costs Americans. But a new study gives us an idea. When interest rates plunged in the wake of the financial crisis, a fifth of those eligible to refinance their mortgages didn’t act. That cost them a median of $11,500, or a total of about $5.4 billion

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“People are putting things off that they want to do.”

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The size of the LGBT population and the magnitude of anti-gay

November 13th, 2013 in 2013, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

In the months following the June 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down key parts of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, states have continued to take measures to legalize same-sex marriage, most recently Illinois and Hawaii…

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Study: Polls may underestimate anti-gay sentiment and size of gay, lesbian population

October 25th, 2013 in 2013, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

Do conventional public opinion surveys under-report the proportion of gays and lesbians in the population?…

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Surveys Dramatically Underestimate Homophobia

October 24th, 2013 in 2013, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Management, The Atlantic 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

Americans are much more homophobic—and much more likely to have had a same-sex experience—than surveys done using traditional methods reveal, according to a new National Bureau of Economics Research working paper…

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It’s a mandate! It’s a tax! How word choice effects

March 25th, 2013 in 2013, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, School of Management, Washington Post 0 comments

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Keith Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

It was this week, one year ago, that the Affordable Care Act had its day in court—the Supreme Court, that is…

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“We expected that the mandate would encourage insurance purchase more than a tax. We thought that it establishes a social norm, and a sense of obligation.”

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Researcher: Older Medicare drug plans cost more

October 19th, 2012 in 2012, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

Insurers in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan market may be counting on the idea that enrollees who stick with the same plan will put up with higher prices…

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How Is Your Medicare Drug Plan Like Your Cable Company?

September 12th, 2012 in 2012, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, School of Management

Economists have long chronicled the “lock in” effect – the ability to attract shoppers with low prices and then sock them with increases once they’ve stopped paying attention…

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