James Andreoni, UCSD
Recent Research Papers
Time and Risk
"On Measuring Time Preferences." with Michael Kuhn and Charles Sprenger, February 2012.
"Uncertainty Equivalents: Linear Tests of the Independence Axiom." with Charles Sprenger, revised August 2012
"Estimating Time Preferences from Convex Budgets." with Charles Sprenger, American Economic Review, 2012, 102(7): 3333-56.
*Subjects Instructions for Computer Version.
"Risk Preferences are Not Time Preferences: with Charles Sprenger, January 2012, American Economic Review, 2012, 102(7): 3357-76.
"Certain and Uncertain Utility: The Allais Paradox and Five Decision Theory Phenomena." with Charles Sprenger, December 2009
"Unexpected Utility: Experimental Tests of Five Key Questions about Preferences over Risk." with William T. Harbaugh, December 2009. Subjects' Instructions. See a demo of a live decision screen! (requires Java)
Altruism and Social Image
``Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving.'' with Justin M. Rao, and Hannah Trachtman, revised June 2012.
"Gun For Hire: Delegated Enforcement and Peer Punishment in Public Goods Provision", with Laura K. Gee, Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96 (11-12), 1036-1046. Appendix: Instructions Appendix: Proofs
Press Coverage: Vox
"The Power of Asking: How Communication Affects Selfishness, Empathy, and Altruism." with Justin Rao, Journal of Public Economics , v. 95, 2011, 513-520.
Press Coverage: Freakonomics, Vox, Wall Street Journal
"Social Image and the 50-50 Norm: A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Audience Effects." with B. Douglas Bernheim. Econometrica, 77, no. 5, September 2009, 1607-1636.
*Subjects' Instructions. Supplemental Materials Old 2007 Version.
"Altruism in Experiments." with William T. Harbaugh and Lise Vesterlund, prepared for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition, 2007.
"Trust, Reciprocity, and Contract Enforcement: Experiments on Satisfaction Guaranteed." March 2005.
*Subjects' Instructions for the Nonbinding condition
Judgment, Econometrics for Experiments
"The Power of Revealed Preference Tests: Ex-Post Evaluation of Experimental Design" with Benjamin Gillen, and William Harbaugh, March 2013.
"Diverging Opinions." with Tymofiy Mylovanov, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 4.1 (2012): 209-232.
"The Role of Judicial Discretion in Dispute Settlement" with Ray Madoff, June 2007, revised February 2008.
"Do grants to charities crowd out other income? Evidence from the UK." with Sarah Smith and A. Abigail Payne, March 2013.
"Crowding-Out Charitable Contributions in Canada: New Knowledge from the North." with A. Abigail Payne, November 2011.
"Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving." with A. Abigail Payne, Justin Smith, and David Karp, October 2011
Press Coverage: Freakonomics
"Is Crowding Out Due Entirely to Fundraising? Evidence from a Panel of Charities" with A. Abigail Payne, Journal of Public Economics, v. 95, June 2011, 334-343.
Press Coverage: Newsweek
"Charitable Giving." prepared for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition, 2007.
"Philanthropy." in S-C. Kolm and J. Mercier Ythier, eds., Handbook of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism, Amsterdam: North Holland, 2006, page 1201-1269. Link to Science Direct
"Charitable Contributions of Time and Money," with W.G. Gale and J.K. Scholz. Abstract.