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Recent Research Papers


1. On Chaitable Giving and Altruism

“Are the rich more selfish than the poor, or do they just have more money? A natural field experiment.” with Nikos Nikiforakis and Jan Stoop, March 2017. Appendix

“Time Inconsistent Charitable Giving.” with Marta Serra-Garcia. October 2016.

"When Fair Isn't Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences" with Deniz Aydin, Blake Barton, B. Douglas Bernheim, and Jeffrey Naecker, March 2016.

"Starting Small: Endogenous Stakes and Rational Cooperation." with Michael Kuhn and Larry Samuelson, January 2016.

``Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving.'' with Justin M. Rao, and Hannah Trachtman, forthcoming, Journal of Political Economy, 2016.

Press Coverage:  New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal

 "Fair weather avoidance: unpacking the costs and benefits of `Avoiding the Ask', Trachtman, Hannah, Andrew Steinkruger, Mackenzie Wood, Adam Wooster, James Andreoni, James J. Murphy, and Justin M. Rao, Journal of the Economic Science Association, vol. 1, no.1, 2015, 8-14.

"Who Benefits from Donor Advised Funds? Insights from Behavioral Economics." Working paper, University of California, San Diego, May 2016.  Prepared for the conference, The Rise of Donor Advised Funds: Should Congress Respond?, Washington, D.C. September 2015.

"Do grants to charities crowd out other income? Evidence from the UK." with Sarah Smith and A. Abigail Payne, Journal of Public Economics, 114 (2014): 75-86.

``Do Beliefs Justify Actions or Do Actions Justify Beliefs?  An Experiment on Stated Beliefs, Revealed Beliefs, and Social-Image Motivation" with Alison Sanchez, November 2014

"Trust, Reciprocity, and Contract Enforcement: Experiments on Satisfaction Guaranteed."  November 2014. 
    *Subjects' Instructions for the Nonbinding condition

"Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving." with A. Abigail Payne, Justin Smith, and David KarpJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization 128 (2016): 47-58
      Press Coverage: Freakonomics, Macleans.ca, NBER Digest March 2012

"Crowding-Out Charitable Contributions in Canada"  with A. Abigail Payne, November 2011.

"Charitable Contributions of Time and Money," with W.G. Gale and J.K. Scholz. Abstract.

A. Surveys on Philanthropy and Charitable Giving

The Economics of Philanthropy and Fundraising, Volume I: Theory and Policy Toward Giving, James Andreoni, ed., Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1782546054, 2015.

The Economics of Philanthropy and Fundraising, Volume II: Fundraising and the Sociality of Giving, James Andreoni, ed., Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN-10: 1782546057, 2015.

Editor's Introduction to The Economics of Philanthropy and Fundraising, Volumes I and II, James Andreoni, ed., Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1782546054, 2015.

The Economics of Charity and Philanthropy.” in J.D. Wright, Ed. The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2015.

Charitable Giving.” with A. Abigail Payne, Chapter 1 in Handbook of Public Economics, Volume 5, (Amsterdam: North Holland), Alan Auerbach, Raj Chetty, Martin Feldstein, Emmanuel Saez, editors, 2013, 1-50.


2. On Time and Risk Preferences

“Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan.” with Michael Callen, Karrar Hussain, Muhammad Yasir Khan, and Charles Sprenger. February 2017.

“Risk Preferences are not Time Preferences: Reply,” with Charles Sprenger, American Economic Review, 105, no. 7, 2015, 2287-2293.

"Measuring Ambiguity Aversion: Experimental Tests of Subjective Expected Utility" with Tobias Schmidt and Charles Sprenger, September 2015.

Measuring Time Preferences: A Comparison of Experimental Methods.” with Michael Kuhn and Charles Sprenger, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 116, 451-464.  Get the full toolkit for replication.

"Uncertainty Equivalents: Linear Tests of the Independence Axiom." with Charles Sprenger, revised August 2012

3. Judgment,  Econometrics for Experiments, and more

“All Pay Auctions and Group Size: Grading on a Curve and other Applications” with Andy Brownback, forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017.

"The Power of Revealed Preference Tests: Ex-Post Evaluation of Experimental Design"  with Benjamin Gillen, and William Harbaugh, March 2013. 

"The Role of Judicial Discretion in Dispute Settlement" with Ray Madoff, June 2007, revised February 2008.