Becker Friedman Institute
8/1/15 – 7/31/17
Fatemeh Momeni is interested in the use of experiments to investigate human behavior and answer microeconomic questions relevant to the public sector. She's currently working as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.
In her recent work, Momeni presented an experiment evaluating how users of common pooled resources appropriate what they have available to a group of resource rich and poor individuals. She and her coauthors found that aversion to inequality factored heavily into decisions of individuals. In her job market paper, Momeni examined how feedback mechanisms affect the amount of effort individuals choose to apply to their work. Experimental results show that interim feedback can be used as an effective tool to increase individual effort. However, the extent to which feedback impacts effort depends on the incentive scheme, as well as individual attitudes towards losses and risks.
Momeni received her MS and PhD in economics from Purdue University in 2013 and 2015, respectively. She also received an MS in physics from Purdue. She received her BS in Physics from Sharif University of Technology in 2007.