Experimental Economics applies the laboratory method of inquiry to better understand how society operates. Experiments, in the lab and in the field, allow for a more precise investigation of how individual, social and institutional characteristics influence individual behavior and aggregate outcomes. Consequently, the lab can serve as a wind tunnel for policy analysis to better predict the responses and outcomes of competing policies. Such policy simulation increases the power of the economic inquiry and policy analysis.
- Sleep Restriction and Circadian Mismatch Effects on Differential Decision Processes, funded by the National Science Foundation, 2012-15.
- Enforcing Compliance with Voluntary Agreements in the Absence of Strong Institutions: An Experimental Analysis, funded by International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics, 2013-14.
- Behavioral Analysis of Responses to Taxpayer Services, funded by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, 2009-2014.
- The Role of Cultural Worldviews on Cooperative Behavior, funded by University Research Council, 2014-15.