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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. 2018. "The Benefits and Costs of Donor-Advised Funds." Tax Policy and the Economy 32 (1): 1–44.

Andreoni, James. 2018. "Satisfaction Guaranteed: When Moral Hazard Meets Moral Preferences." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 10 (4): 159–89.

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.

Andreoni, James, Ann-Kathrin Koessler, and Marta Serra-Garcia. 2018. "Who Gives? The Roles of Empathy and Impulsiveness." In The Economics of Philanthropy, edited by K. Scarf and M. Tonin. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 49–62.

Andreoni, James, Michael A. Kuhn, and Larry Samuelson. 2018. "Building Rational Cooperation on Their Own: Learning to Start Small." Journal of Public Economic Theory, 1–14.

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.

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.

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.