BRU Publications

Below we have organised our published articles and working papers by topic.

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Published Papers

Timmons, S., Barjaková, M., McElvaney, T. J., & Lunn, P. (2020). Official advice improves mortgage-holders’ perception of switching: Experimental evidence. Behavioral Public Policy, 1-29. 
[Journal Article (open access)] [Research Bulletin] [Press Release] [OSF]

McGowan, F. P., & Lunn, P. D. (2019). Supporting decision-making in retirement planning: Do diagrams on Pension Benefit Statements help? Journal of Pension Economics & Finance, 1-21. [Journal Article] [Downloadable Version] [Research Bulletin]

Timmons, S., McGowan, F. P., & Lunn, P. D. (2019). Setting defaults for online banking transactions: Experimental evidence from personal loan repayment terms. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 23, 161-165. 
[Journal Article] [Downloadable Version] [Research Bulletin] [OSF]

McElvaney, T. J., Lunn, P. D., & McGowan, F. P. (2018). Do consumers understand PCP car finance? An experimental investigation. Journal of Consumer Policy41(3), 229-255.
[Journal Article] [Downloadable Version] [Research Bulletin]

Lunn, P. D., & Duffy, D. (2015). Perceptual noise and perceived inflation after the Euro currency changeover. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance7, 1-16. [Journal Article] [Downloadable Version]

Lunn, P. D. (2013). The role of decision-making biases in Ireland's banking crisis. Irish Political Studies28(4), 563-590. [Journal Article] [Downloadable Version]

Duffy, D., & Lunn, P. D. (2009). The misperception of inflation by Irish consumers. The Economic and Social Review40(2), 139. [Journal Article (open access) (open access)] [Working Paper]

Working Papers and Reports

McGowan, F. P., Lunn, P., & Robertson, D. A. (2019). Underestimation of money growth and pensions: Experimental investigations (No. 611). ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper]

Lunn, P., McGowan, F. P., & Howard, N. (2018). Do some financial product features negatively affect consumer decisions? A review of evidence (No. 78). Research Series. [ESRI Report]

McGowan, F. P., Lunn, P., & Robertson, D. A. (2018). The framing of options for retirement: Experimental tests for policy (No. 604). ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper]

Lunn, P., Bohacek, M., & Rybicki, A. (2016). An experimental investigation of personal loan choices. Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). [ESRI Report]

Lunn, P., Bohacek, M., Somerville, J., Ni Choisdealbha, A., & McGowan, F. (2016). Price Lab: An investigation of consumers’ capabilities with complex products. Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Research Series. [ESRI Report]

Lunn, P. (2012). Can Policy Improve Our Financial Decision-Making? (No. EC8). Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). [ESRI Report]

Lunn, P., & Lyons, S. (2010). Behavioural economics and “vulnerable consumers”: a summary of evidence. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute. [ESRI Report]

Published Papers

Carthy, P., Lunn, P. D., & Lyons, S. (2020). Demographic variation in active consumer behaviour: On-line search for retail broadband services. Heliyon, 6(7), e04478. [Journal Article]

Belton, C., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Smart choices? An experimental study of smart meters and time-of-use tariffs in Ireland. Energy Policy, 111243. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] [Research Bulletin] [Press Release] [OSF]

Timmons, S., McElvaney, T. J. & Lunn, P. D. (2020). An experiment for regulatory policy on broadband speed advertising. Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, 3(2), 17-24. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] [OSF]

Lunn, P. D., & Lyons, S. (2018). Consumer switching intentions for telecoms services: evidence from Ireland. Heliyon4(5), e00618.
[Journal Article (open access)] [Research Bulletin]

Lunn, P. D. & Bohacek, M. (2017). Price transparency in residential electricity: Experiments for regulatory policy. Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, 1(2), 31-37. [Journal Article (open access)] [Working Paper] [Research Bulletin]

Lunn, P. D. (2013). Telecommunications consumers: A behavioral economic analysis. Journal of Consumer Affairs47(1), 167-189.
[Journal Article] [Downloadable Version] [Working Paper] [Research Bulletin]

Working Papers

Belton, C. A., Lavin, C., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Eliciting trade-offs between water charges and service benefits in Scotland (No. 655). ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper] 

Belton, C. A., Robertson, D. A., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). An experimental study of attitudes to changing water charges in Scotland (No. 654). ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper] 

McGowan, F. (2018). The roaming regulation and the case for applying behavioural industrial organisation to EU competition policy (No. 598). ESRI Working Paper.[Working Paper]

Published Papers

Robertson, D. A., Lavin, C., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Can visual cues to portion size reduce the number of portions consumed? Two randomized controlled trials. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Journal Article] [Research Bulletin] [Press Release] [OSF]

Timmons, S., McGinnity, F., Belton, C. A., Barjaková, M., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). It depends on how you ask: measuring bias in population surveys of compliance with COVID-19 public health guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] [Research Bulletin] [OSF]

Timmons, S., Barjaková, M., Robertson, D. A., Belton, C. A., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Public understanding and perceptions of the COVID-19 test-and-trace system. ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series. 96. [ESRI Report] [Press Release]

Belton, C. A., Julienne, H., Timmons, S., Barjaková, M., Lavin, C., McGowan, F., Lunn, P. D. (2020). Public expectations for lifting Covid-19 restrictions. ESRI Survey and Statistical Report Series. 88. [ESRI Report] [Press Release] 

Lunn, P.D., Timmons, S., Julienne, H., Belton, C.A., Barjaková, M., Lavin, C., McGowan, F. (2020). Using decision aids to support self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] [Press Release] [OSF]

Lunn, P., Timmons, S., Belton, C. A., Barjaková, M., Julienne, H., Lavin, C. (2020). Motivating social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic: An online experiment.[Journal Article] [Working Paper[Press Release] [OSF]

Lunn, P. D., Belton, C. A., Lavin, C., McGowan, F. P., Timmons, S., Robertson, D. A. (2020). Using behavioural science to help fight the Coronavirus: A rapid, narrative review. Journal of Behavioural Public Administration. 3(1) 1-15.
[Journal Article] [Journal Article (author version)] [Working Paper[Press Release]

Robertson, D. A., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). The effect of spatial location of calorie information on choice, consumption and eye movements. Appetite144, 104446. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] [Research Bulletin]

Working Papers

Timmons, S., Belton, C. A., Robertson, D. A., Barjaková, M., Lavin, C., Julienne, H., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Is it riskier to meet 100 people outdoors or 14 people indoors? Comparing public and expert perceptions of COVID-19 risk. (No. 689) ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper] [OSF]

Julienne, H., Lavin, C., Belton, C. A., Barjaková, M., Timmons, S., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Behavioural pre-testing of COVID Tracker, Ireland’s contact-tracing app. (No. 687) ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper]

Gormley, L., Belton, C. A., Lunn P. D., & Robertson, D. A. (2019). Interventions to increase physical activity in disadvantaged communities: A review of behavioural mechanisms. (No. 646). ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper]


Published Papers

Ní Choisdealbha, Á., & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Green and Simple: Disclosures on eco-labels interact with situational constraints in consumer choice. Journal of Consumer Policy, 43(4), 699-722. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] 

Ní Choisdealbha, Á., Timmons, S. & Lunn, P. D. (2020). Experimental evidence for the effects of emissions charges and efficiency information on consumer car choices. Journal of Cleaner Production, 254, 120140. [Journal Article] [Working Paper] [OSF]

Lunn, P., Lyons, S., & Murphy, M. (2020). Predicting farms' noncompliance with regulations on nitrate pollution. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. [Journal Article] [Working Paper]


Published Papers

Lunn, P.D. (2019) Nudger beware: Diagnosis precedes remedy. Journal of Behavioural Economics for Policy. 3, Special Issue, 23-26. [Journal Article (open access)]

Lunn, P., Bohacek, M., McGowan, F., & Ní Choisdealbha, A. (2019). The surplus identification task and limits to multi-attribute consumer choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(2), 312–338. [Journal Article] [Downloadable Version] [Working Paper]

Lunn, P. D., & Ní Choisdealbha, Á. (2018). The case for laboratory experiments in behavioural public policy. Behavioural Public Policy2(1), 22-40. [Journal Article (open access)]

Lunn, P., & Robertson, D. (2018). Using behavioural experiments to pre-test policy. Budget Perspectives 2019.
[ESRI Report] - [Press Release] 

Lunn, P. D. (2015). Are consumer decision-making phenomena a fourth market failure? Journal of Consumer Policy38(3), 315-330. [Journal Article] [Downloadable Version] [Working Paper]

Lunn, P. D. (2014). Regulatory policy and behavioural economics. OECD publishing. [OECD Report]

Lunn, P. D. (2013). Researchers Imply, Policymakers Infer: the Relationship Between Evidence and Policy. Journal of the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland42[Journal Article]

Lunn, P. D. (2012). Behavioural economics and policymaking: Learning from the early adopters. The Economic and Social Review43(3), 423-449. [Journal Article] [Working Paper]

Working Papers

Lunn, P. D., & Somerville, J. J. (2015). Surplus identification with non-linear returns (No. 522). ESRI Working Paper.
Working Paper]

Lunn, P., & Lunn, M. (2014). What can I get for it? The relationship between the choice equivalent, willingness to accept and willingness to pay (No. 479). ESRI Working Paper. [Working Paper]