Elizabeth A. Keenan

Assistant Professor - Harvard Business School - Boston, MA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Prosocial Behavior, Pro-Environmental Behavior, Decision Making, Behavior Change, Field Experiments


PUBLICATIONS

Barasz, Kate, Leslie John, Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Michael I. Norton, "Pseudo-Set Framing," Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (in press).

Nosal, Andy, Elizabeth A. Keenan, Philip A. Hastings, and Ayelet Gneezy (2016), "The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers' Perceptions of Sharks," PLoS ONE, 11(8).

Reddy, Sheila M., Jensen Montambault, Yuta J. Masuda, Ayelet Gneezy, Elizabeth Keenan, William Butler, Jonathan R. Fisher, and Stanley T. Asah (2016), "Advancing Conservation by Understanding and Influencing Human Behavior," Conservation Letters (doi:10.1111/conl.12252).

Gneezy, Uri, Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Ayelet Gneezy (2014), “Avoiding Overhead Aversion in Charity,Science, 346(6209), 632-635. [Selected Press: The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, UT San Diego, KPBS]

Zaval, Lisa, Elizabeth A. Keenan, Eric J. Johnson, and Elke U. Weber (2014), “How Warm Days Increase Belief in Global Warming,” Nature Climate Change, 4, 143-147. [Selected Press: U.S. News and World Report, Scientific American, Christian Science Monitor]

Baca-Motes, Katie, Amber Brown, Ayelet Gneezy, Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Leif D. Nelson (2013), “Commitment and Behavior Change: Evidence from the Field,” Journal of Consumer Research, 39(5), 1070-1084.


WORKING PAPERS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION    

Keenan, Elizabeth A., Ayelet Gneezy, and Uri Gneezy, “Understanding Overhead Aversion in Charitable Giving,” manuscript in preparation.

Keenan, Elizabeth A., On Amir, and Ayelet Gneezy, “Driving Pro-Environmental Choice,” working paper.

Schwartz, Daniel P., Elizabeth A. Keenan, Alex Imas, and Ayelet Gneezy, "Opting In to Prosocial and Standard Incentives," working paper.


SELECTED RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Keenan, Elizabeth A., Ayelet Gneezy, and Wendy Liu, “When Doing Good, You Should Not Do Well: The Case of Nonprofit Executive Compensation.”

Keenan, Elizabeth A., Ayelet Gneezy, Arseny Ryaznov, and Jon Behar, “The Impact of Choice Set Size and Heterogeneity on Giving."

Keenan, Elizabeth A., Silvia Saccardo, and Ayelet Gneezy "Choosing Overhead."

Keenan, Elizabeth A., David Klinowski, and Rosario Macera, "False (but Useful) Beliefs: Evidence from Supermarket Donations."

 

Interdisciplinary Projects

“Navigating Success in a Sea of Failure: Applying Interdisciplinary Research to Investigate Perspectives on Marine Conservation Success,” with Carolina Bonin, Matt Leslie, Levi Lewis, Tessa Pierce, Cotton Rockwood, and Brian Zgliczynsky at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

“Climate Messaging for Influential Voters,” with Nicholas Obradovich, Scott Guenther, and Sara Kerosky in Political Science, UCSD.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS (*presenter)

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2017) "Understanding, Overcoming, and Avoiding Overhead Aversion in Charity." Invited talk at Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Schwartz, Daniel, Elizabeth A. Keenan, Alex Imas, and Ayelet Gneezy (2016) "Opting In to Prosocial and Standard Incentives." Presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) Conference. Boston, MA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2016) "Understanding, Overcoming, and Avoiding Overhead Aversion in Charity." Invited talk at the Northeast Marketing Consortium. Cambridge, MA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2016) "Understanding, Overcoming, and Avoiding Overhead Aversion in Charity." Invited talk at Incentives and Behavior Change Conference. Tel Aviv, Israel.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2016) "Explorations in Motivating Donors to Give." Invited talk at BX2016. Boston, MA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. and Ayelet Gneezy (2016) "Understanding and Overcoming Overhead Aversion." Presented at Boston Judgment and Decision Making Day. Boston College, MA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. and Ayelet Gneezy (2016) "Understanding and Overcoming Overhead Aversion in Charity." Invited talk at Boston University.

Gneezy, Uri, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Ayelet Gneezy (2016) "Avoiding Overhead Aversion in Charity." Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) Conference. Tampa, FL.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A., Ayelet Gneezy, and Uri Gneezy (2016) “Understanding and Avoiding Overhead Aversion in Charitable Giving.” Invited talk at the University of Chile.

Imas, Alex, Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Ayelet Gneezy (2015) “Prosocial Incentives: Limits and Benefits of Working for Others.” Presented at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Keenan, Elizabeth A., On Amir, and Ayelet Gneezy (2015) “Driving Pro-environmental Choice.” Presented at the Behavioral Science and Policy Association (BSPA) Conference. New York, NY.

Keenan, Elizabeth A., Alex Imas, and Ayelet Gneezy (2014) ”Prosocial Incentives in the Field.” Presented at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference. Baltimore, MD.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. and Ayelet Gneezy (2014) “Overhead Aversion in Charitable Giving.” Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) Conference. Miami, FL.

Imas, A., Ayelet Gneezy, and *Elizabeth A. Keenan (2014) “Prosocial Incentives: Limits and Benefits of Working for Others.” Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) Conference. Miami, FL.

Baca-Motes, Katie, Amber Brown, Ayelet Gneezy, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Leif D. Nelson (2013) “Nudging Hotel Guests to be Green.” Invited talk at Middlebury College. Middlebury, VT.

Nosal, Andrew and Elizabeth A. Keenan (2013) “Public Support for Shark Conservation: Initial Findings from Human Behavioral Studies.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society. Albuquerque, NM.

Baca-Motes, Katie, Amber Brown, Ayelet Gneezy, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Leif D. Nelson (2013) “Commitment and Behavior Change: Evidence from the Field.” Presented at the Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium. Garrison, NY.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A., On Amir, and Ayelet Gneezy (2013) “Driving Green Consumption.” Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) Conference. San Antonio, TX.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A., On Amir, and Ayelet Gneezy (2013) “Why Do Consumers Buy Green?” Poster presented at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Science Showcase. La Jolla, CA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A., On Amir, and Ayelet Gneezy (2012) “Why Do Consumers Buy Green?” Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) Conference. Minneapolis, MN. [Runner-up Student Poster Award.]

Baca-Motes, Katie, Amber Brown, Ayelet Gneezy, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Leif D. Nelson (2012) “Commitment and Environmental Behavior Change: Evidence from the Field.” Presented at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference. Vancouver, B.C.

Zaval, Lisa, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Elke U. Weber (2012) “Exploring the Role of Heuristics and Constructed Beliefs in Climate Change Perception.” Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Conference. Orlando, FL.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A., On Amir, and Ayelet Gneezy (2012) “The Value of Green.” Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) International Conference. Florence, Italy.

Baca-Motes, Katie, Amber Brown, Ayelet Gneezy, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Leif D. Nelson (2012) “Commitment and Environmental Behavior Change: Evidence from the Field.” Presented at the Behavioral Decision Research in Management (BDRM) Conference. Boulder, CO.

Baca-Motes, Katie, Amber Brown, Ayelet Gneezy, *Elizabeth A. Keenan, and Leif D. Nelson (2012) “Commitment and Environmental Behavior Change: Evidence from the Field.” Presented at the Yale Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference. New Haven, CT.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2012) “Green Market Choices and Behaviors.” Invited talk at San Diego State University for the Center for Regional Sustainability’s Green Lunch Bag Series.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2012) “Consumers’ Environment, Attitudes, Values, and Behaviors.” Invited talk at San Diego City College for their Ecological Commerce course.

*Keenan, Elizabeth and Ayelet Gneezy (2011) “Through the Motivation Lens: Ought and Want in Prosocial Behavior.” Poster presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) Conference. Atlanta, GA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A. (2006) “Informal Education: Creating an Ocean Literate Society.” Panelist at the California Conference on Ocean Literacy (CA CoOL). Long Beach, CA.

*Keenan, Elizabeth A., *Shelley Ko, and *Milena Salas (2005) “A Recipe for Volunteer Success.” Presented at the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Conference. Maui, HI.

*Keenan, Elizabeth (2004) “How to Make Your Aquarium Mobile.” Presented at the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Conference. St. Petersburg, FL.