Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz

PhD Student – Department of Economics

Phone: (801) 850-8811

Office: ECON 120

Email: wasandholtz@ucsd.edu

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508


  • Ph.D. Economics - University of California, San Diego - 2020 (expected)
  • B.A. Economics - Brigham Young University - 2012


  • Development Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics

Research Interests

I study how changes to the information environment affect decisions to invest in human capital, especially in the context of weak institutions. I am also interested in studying what factors mediate the political returns to public good provision and institutional development.