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Alessandro Acquisti

PwC William W. Cooper Professor of Risk and Regulatory Innovation

Heinz College




George Loewenstein

Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics & Psychology

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Recent Publications

John, L., Acquisti, A., & Loewenstein, G. (2011). Strangers on a Plane: Context-Dependent Willingness to Divulge Sensitive Information. Journal of Consumer Research, 37(5), 858-873.

Acquisti, A., John, L., & Loewenstein, G. (2012). The Impact of Relative Standards on the Propensity to Disclose, Journal of Marketing Research 49(2): 160-174.

Brandimarte, L., Acquisti, A. & Loewenstein, G. (2013). Misplaced confidences: Privacy and the control paradox. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(3): 340-347.

Acquisti, A., John, L., & Loewenstein, G. (2013). What is Privacy Worth? Journal of Legal Studies, 42(2): 249-274.

Acquisti, A., Brandimarte, L. & Loewenstein, G. (2015). Privacy and human behavior in the age of information. Science, 347(6221):509-514.

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