Faculty Research at the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics has long been known for our research in experimental economics and in economic history, and we continue to be a world leader in both fields. We’ve recently built one of the world’s best young faculty groups in industrial organization. And we have a smaller but superb group in labor economics. Cutting across these research areas are the department’s strengths in microeconometrics, microeconomics theory, behavioral economics and game theory. The department’s relatively small faculty has published hundreds of research papers, including several dozen articles in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Political Economy. More than half the department’s faculty members currently hold or have recently held research grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Our Research Stories
Economics Research Areas of Expertise
ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION
HOUSEHOLD ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Select Faculty Publications
Charles Noussair, “Heterogeneity of Beliefs and Trade in Experimental Asset Markets,” February 2019, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 54, 215-245 (with Tim Carle, Yaron Lahav, and Tibor Neugebauer)
Charles Noussair, “Predictably Angry: Facial Cues Provide a Credible Signal of Destructive Behavior,” July 2018, Management Science 64, 3352-3364 (with Boris van Leeuwen, Theo Offerman, Sigrid Suetens, Jeroen van de Ven, and Matthijs van Veelen)
Martin Dufwenberg, “Thanks but No Thanks: A New Policy to Reduce Land Conflict,” 2016, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 77, 31-50 (with Gunnar Köhlin, Peter Martinsson, and Haileselassie Medhin)
Charles Noussair, “Futures Markets, Cognitive Ability and Mispricing in Experimental Asset Markets,” October 2016, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 130, 166 – 179 (with Steven Tucker and Yi Long Xu)
Mo Xiao, “Reputation Premium and Reputation Management: Evidence from the Largest e-Commerce Platform in China,” 2016, International Journal of Industrial Organization 46, 63-76 (with Ying Fan and Jiandong Ju)
Evan J. Taylor, “The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South,” 2015, American Economic Review 105, 477-503 (with Dan A. Black, Seth G. Sanders, and Lowell J. Taylor)
James J. Heckman, Hidehiko Ichimura and Petra E. Todd. (1997). “Matching as an econometric evaluation estimator: Evidence from evaluating a job training programme,” The Review of Economic Studies, 64 (4), 605-654.
Christopher T. Robertson, K. Aleks Schaefer, Daniel Scheitrum, Sergio Puig and Keith Joiner. (2020). “Indemnifying Precaution: Economic insights for regulation of a highly-infectious disease,” Journal of the Law and the Biosciences, 7:1, 1-14.
David Masclet, Charles Noussair, Steven Tucker, and Marie-Claire Villeval. (2003). “Monetary and Non-Monetary Punishment in the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism,” American Economic Review, 93: 366-380.
Barton H. Hamilton, Emily Jungheim, Brian McManus and Juan Pantano. (2018). “Health Care Access, Costs and Treatment Dynamics: Evidence from In Vitro Fertilization,” American Economic Review, 108 (12): 3725-3777.
Dan A. Black, Seth G. Sanders, Lowell J. Taylor and Evan J. Taylor. (2015). “The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South,” American Economic Review, 105(2) 477-503.
Labs and Institutes
Economic Science Laboratory
Home to leading experimental research and teaching in social science, ESL creates synthetic economic settings where scholars can build their understanding of important issues in economics as well as disciplines like accounting, management and marketing.
Institute for Behavioral Economics
At the IBE, psychological insights come together with economic analysis, blending the disciplines' strengths with sophisticated analytical tools. Behavioral economics has become one of the fastest-growing fields in economics, and the IBE pushes the edge of the field even further.