Judd B. Kessler

Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania







Incentivized Resume Rating: Eliciting Employer Preferences without Deception (with Corinne Low and Colin D. Sullivan)
How Companies Committed to Diverse Hiring Still Fail, Harvard Business Review 2021 (byline).
It will take a lot more than diversity training to end racial bias in hiring, Los Angeles Times 2020 (byline).
Researchers Say New Study Method Catches Resume Bias, Society for Human Resource Management 2020.
Revealing employer preferences, Nature Human Behavior 2019.
Incentivized Resume Rating Podcast, HR Examiner Radio 2019.
Penn Researchers Offer New Way to Expose Hiring Bias, Human Resource Executive 2019.
Uncovering Bias: A New Way to Study Hiring Can Help Knowledge@Wharton 2019.
Educated Evaluations, HRO Today 2019 (byline).

The Effects of Youth Employment: Evidence from New York City Lotteries (with Alexander Gelber and Adam Isen)
Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs, New York Times 2020 (byline).
The Life-and-Death Consequences of Summer Jobs Programs, Politico 2017.
The Job Search, AM New York 2016.
Summer Jobs Program For Poor Youth Saved Lives, Lowered Incarceration in NYC, Wall Street Journal 2015.
Summer jobs help keep kids alive and out of prison, CNN Money 2015.
Youth employment and summer employment programmes, VOX EU 2015 (byline).

The Gender Gap in Self-Promotion (with Christine Exley)
Why Don't Women Promote Themselves? Knowledge@Wharton 2020.
The gender gap in self-promotion, VOX EU 2019 (byline).
Why Don't Women Self-Promote As Much As Men? Harvard Business Review 2019 (byline).
Women face bias in promotions, raises. What they need to know to ace their year-end review, ABC News 2019.

Forgoing Earned Incentives to Signal Pure Motives (with Erika L. Kirgios, Edward H. Chang, Emma E. Levine and Katherine L. Milkman).
Unplanned Giving, The American Scholar 2020.

Motivated Errors (with Christine Exley)
How selfish motives drive people to make dumb mistakes, Quartz 2019.

Liquidity Affects Job Choice: Evidence from Teach For America (with Lucas C. Coffman, John J. Conlon, and Clayton R. Featherstone)
A little cash can go a long way, Nature Human Behavior 2019.

Field study of charitable giving reveals that reciprocity decays over time (with Amanda Chuan and Katherine L. Milkman)
Reciprocity Decays Over Time, The Nonprofit Times 2019.
When Do Favors Expire? Scientific American 2018 (byline).

Can Social Information Affect What Job You Choose and Keep? (with Lucas C. Coffman and Clayton R. Featherstone)
How a Simple Nudge Spurred More People to Say 'Yes' to Teach for America, Knowledge@Wharton 2017.

Don't Take 'No' For An Answer: An Experiment With Actual Organ Donor Registrations (with Alvin E. Roth)
Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires, Hidden Brain 2015.
One way to boost organ donations: Just keep asking, Washington Post 2014.

The articulation effect of government policy: Health insurance mandates versus taxes (with Keith M. Ericson)
It's a mandate! It's a tax! How word choice effects Obamacare enrollment, Washington Post 2013.

Organ Allocation Policy and the Decision to Donate (with Alvin E. Roth)
Pay to Play: Should Registered Organ Donors Get Priority as Recipients? Freakonomics Blog 2011.

Wharton Magazine

The Power of Broadcasting Benevolence, Wharton Magazine 2012 (byline).

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