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Scott Nelson


Professional experience

  • Economist, Office of Research, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 
  • Assistant Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Project Associate, Innovations for Poverty Action


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • M.S. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, Yale University

Select Publications

Publication date


Citation information

The Price is Right: Updating of Inflation Expectations in a Randomized Price Information Experiment." With Olivier Armantier, Giorgio Topa, Wilbert van der Klaauw and Basit Zafar. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2016.

Publication date

June 2010

Citation information

Bryan, Gharad and Karlan, Dean S. and Nelson, Scott, Commitment Devices (June 2010). Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 671-698, 2010.