I’m an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. I received my PhD in Economics at Caltech in 2010.
My research is primarily in the role of reputation as an incentive device. I am often inspired by organizational issues facing social entrepreneurs, NGOs and the human services sector, such as volunteer motivation and getting clients to utilize services. My papers often combine lab and field experiments within a theoretical framework.
In Fall 2012 I’m teaching Microeconomics, Game Theory and Behavioral Economics, and a new class called Experiments in Policy and Development. See Teaching page for details. I will be on full time research in Spring 2013.