Dayanand S. Manoli
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Department of Economics
University of Texas as Austin
2225 Speedway, Stop C3100
Austin, TX 78712


8/12 – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, UT-Austin

4/16 – Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Affiliate

4/10 – Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

7/08 – Adjunct Affiliate, RAND

7/08 – 6/12 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, UCLA

7/08 – 6/12 Research Associate, California Center for Population Research


Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2008.

M.A., Economics, University of Chicago, 2004.

B.A., Economics, University of Chicago, 2002.



“Psychological Frictions and the Incomplete Take-Up of Social Benefits: Evidence from an IRS Field Experiment.” with Saurabh Bhargava, American Economic Review, 105(11): 3489-3529.

earlier version: “Why Are Benefits Left on the Table? Assessing the Role of Information, Complexity, and Stigma on Take-up with an IRS Field Experiment” with Saurabh Bhargava

“Cash-on-Hand and College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and Policy Nonlinearities” with Nick Turner American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2018) 10 (2): 242-71.

“Nonparametric Evidence on the Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions” with Andrea Weber, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(4), 160-82.

earlier version: “Intertemporal Substitution in Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Policy Discontinuities” with Andrea Weber 

“Do Notices Have Permanent Effects on Benefit Take-Up?” with Nick Turner, NYU Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 439-533.

“Reminders and Recidivism: Using Administrative Data to Characterize Nonfilers and Conduct EITC Outreach.” with John Guyton, Pat Langetieg, Mark Payne, Brenda Schafer, and Michael Sebastiani. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 107, no. 5 (2017): 471-475.

“Policy variation, labor supply elasticities, and a structural model of retirement.” with Kathleen Mullen and Mathis Wagner, Economic Inquiry 53, no. 4 (2015): 1702-1717.

“Are Micro and Macro Labor Supply Elasticities Consistent? A Review of Evidence on the Intensive and Extensive Margins” with Raj Chetty, Adam Guren and Andrea Weber, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 101: 471-75, 2011

“Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities? A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Margin Elasticities” with Raj Chetty, Adam Guren and Andrea Weber, NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012 (NBER Working Paper 16729)



“The Effects of the Early Retirement Age on Retirement Decisions” with Andrea Weber (NBER Working Paper 22561)

“Reminders & Recidivism: Evidence from Tax Filing & EITC Participation among Low-Income Nonfilers” with John Guyton, Brenda Schafer and Michael Sebastiani (NBER Working Paper 21904)

“Is Information Enough? The Effect of Information about Education Tax Benefits on Student Outcomes” with Peter Bergman and Jeff Denning

“Long-term Effects of Job Search Assistance Experimental Evidence Using Administrative Tax Data” with Marios Michaelides and Ankur Patel (NBER Working Paper 24422)

“Tax Enforcement and Tax Policy: Evidence on Taxpayer Responses to EITC Correspondence Audits” with John Guyton, Kara Leibel, Ankur Patel, Mark Payne, and Brenda Schafer (NBER Working Paper 24465)


2015 Grant from Laura and John Arnold Foundation “Developing Behavior Insights to Transform IRS Procedures and Communications to Taxpayers”

2015 Grant from Laura and John Arnold Foundation “Using Administrative, Population-Level Tax Data for Public Database Development, Policy-Relevant Research, & Procedural Improvement”

2014 J-PAL North America Grant, “Tax Policy Insights from Informational Interventions”

2014 IRP Grant, “Family Income and College Enrollment”

2013 Upjohn Institute Early Career Research Grant

2013 Excellence in Refereeing Award, Journal of Public Economics

2012 Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review

2010 Sandell Grant, sponsored by Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and the Social Security Administration

2010 NBER Aging Fellowship

2009 National Institute of Aging R03: Using Policy Variation to Identify & Estimate a Structural Model of Retirement, Co-PI (with Kathleen Mullen)

2008 University of California, Berkeley Public Policy Research Award

2006 University of California, Berkeley Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship

2005 Burch Center Continuing Student Fellowship

2005 Burch Center Grant (with Saurabh Bhargava)

2002-2003 University of Chicago Merit Scholarship



American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Demography, Econometrica, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies



Affiliations: American Economics Association

Citizenship: U.S.A.