Alison Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was quoted in MarketWatch about the utilization of behavorial science in vaccine lotteries. Recently, Philadelphia announced Philly Vax Sweepstakes, which will give three dozen residents cash prizes of up to $50,000, with three drawings this summer.
The catch? You have to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to win. This type of lottery plays on our natural aversion to regret: you might think, I would’ve won, if I had just gotten vaccinated.
Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Term Endowed Professorship in Global Women’s Health
Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy
Director of Engagement, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Scientific Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Associate Director, National Clinician Scholars Program
Ph.D., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007