Assistant Professor of Economics
108 Hubbard Hall
Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.
Most of my research is on belief formation, influence and decision-making under uncertainty. In general I am interested in seeking to understand why people make decisions that appear to be based on biased or uninformed beliefs. I use both standard (rational belief updating) and behavioral approaches, and both formal game theoretic models and empirical analysis. The applications I have focused on are news media and sports.
"Media bias in the marketplace: theory" with Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro (gated on SSRN)
Econ 3533: Behavioral Economics syllabus
Econ 2323: Economics of Information syllabus
Econ 3305: Game Theory syllabus
Econ 2555: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory syllabus
Econ 1101: Principles of Microeconomics syllabus
Noah Smith on how and why to get Econ PhD
Will MacAskill on 'effective altruism' ("The PhD program we recommend most of all, especially if you're mathematically able, is economics")
Steve Miller's advice for students/academia
Wing Suen's guide to choosing a college major