Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

John List

Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics
University of Chicago
Chairman, Department of Economics
Governing Committee

John List stands at the forefront of environment economics and is an expert in the application of experimental methods to study economic questions. He earned the Kenneth Galbraith Award in 2010 and the 2008 Arrow Prize for Senior Economists for his research in Behavioral Economics. Through field experiments, List has provided insight into issues including pricing behavior, market structure, the impact of environmental regulation and the impacts of incentives on education, charitable giving, and weight loss. List received his PhD from the University of Wyoming and joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2004.