Anya Samek is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently a visiting assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Chicago. Samek is an applied microeconomist and primarily uses the methodology of experimental economics to answer research questions. She has training and experience in both laboratory and field experiment approaches, and believes that the two are complementary. She also believes in the value of interdisciplinary research for advancing the science of economics.
Samek's main research fields are in experimental and behavioral economics, public economics, applied economics, and health economics.
Samek received her PhD in Economics from Purdue University in 2010 and was a Griffin Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago in 2010-2012.