James Andreoni

James Andreoni is a professor of economics at UC San Diego. He studies a variety of topics, but most involve altruistic or moral decision making. His research employs economic theory, experiments, and standard analysis of survey data. A constant interest is charitable behavior, including the interactions among individuals, and between individuals, charities, and the government. He also studies altruistic decisions in the laboratory. In addition, he has recently been conducting studies of fundamental models of decision making, including choices over gambles and over time. Andreoni received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.
  • Altruism
  • Charitable giving
  • Decision making
  • Experimental economics
  • Law and economics

Andreoni, James, and Andy Brownback. 2017. All Pay Auctions and Group Size: Grading on a Curve and Other Applications. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 137 (May): 361–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.03.017.

Andreoni, James, Michael Callen, Karrar Hussain, Muhammad Yasir Khan, and Charles Sprenger. 2017. Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan. Working paper, February 6.

Andreoni, James, Justin M. Rao, and Hannah Trachtman. 2017. Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving. Journal of Political Economy 125 (3): 625–53. https://doi.org/10.1086/691703.

Andreoni, James, A. Abigail Payne, Justin Smith, and David Karp. 2016. Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 128:47–58.

Andreoni, James, Michael Kuhn, and Charles Sprenger. 2015. Measuring Time Preferences: A Comparison of Experimental Methods. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 116 (August): 451–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2015.05.018.

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