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...
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- Dec 28, 2020The Social Side of Early Human Capital Formation: Using a Field Experiment to Estimate the Causal Impact of Neighborhoods
- Dec 14, 2020The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from Nationwide Natural Field Experiments
- Oct 16, 2020Productivity Versus Motivation in Adolescent Human Capital Production: Evidence from a Structurally-Motivated Field Experiment
- Oct 16, 2020Introducing CogX: A New Preschool Education Program Combining Parent and Child Interventions
- Sep 8, 2020Reservation Wages and Workers’ Valuation of Job Flexibility: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
- Aug 19, 2020The $100 Million Nudge: Increasing Tax Compliance of Businesses and the Self-Employed using a Natural Field Experiment
- Dec 16, 2019Do Appeals to Donor Benefits Raise More Money than Appeals to Recipient Benefits? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment with Pick.Click.Give.
- Oct 30, 2019How Can Experiments Play a Greater Role in Public Policy? 12 Proposals from an Economic Model of Scaling
- Oct 21, 2019Design and Analysis of Cluster-Randomized Field Experiments in Panel Data Settings
- Oct 21, 2019The Drivers of Social Preferences: Evidence from a Nationwide Tipping Field Experiment
- May 20, 2019The Science of Using Science: Towards an Understanding of the Threats to Scaling Experiments
- Apr 30, 2019Measuring Success in Education: The Role of Effort on the Test Itself
- Jan 24, 2019The Dozen Things Experimental Economists Should Do (More Of)
- Jun 1, 2016A New Approach to an Age-Old Problem: Solving Externalities by Incenting Workers Directly
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- Jul 17, 2016Price Theory Summer Camp 2016
- Oct 5, 2018Advances with Field Experiments 2018 Conference
- Sep 19, 2018The Science of Philanthropy Initiative Conference 2018
- Apr 11, 2021The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National
- Mar 11, 2021The sports trading card phenomenon thrives during the pandemic
- Feb 20, 2021OPINION: When Baseball Cards Sell For Millions, They Lose Their Real Value
- Jan 19, 2021For Lyft Users, Time is Money—Now, We Know How Much
- Dec 21, 2020How much is an hour of your free time worth? Lyft tried to find out.
- Dec 8, 2020Uber and Lyft can pay drivers more without raising rates for riders, report says
- Dec 1, 2020‘There’s always an increase of charity fraud this time of year’: Giving Tuesday and holiday donations can bring scammers; the pandemic makes it worse.
- Nov 11, 2020Baseball card collecting during pandemic hits prices out of the park
- Oct 24, 2020The man who taught Uber how to say sorry
- Oct 2, 2020How the coronavirus, the internet and tons of money unexpectedly fueled sports cards’ biggest boom
- Aug 27, 2020Investing in early childhood education has to become a priority
- Aug 27, 2020Emails worth $100 million: Economists use ‘nudges’ to increase tax compliance
- Jun 26, 2020Americans’ extraordinary response in time of crisis: Giving
- May 12, 2020BFI Awards 16 New Grants for the Study of Economic Effects of the Coronavirus
- Feb 21, 2020How to Change Anyone’s Mind
- Dec 11, 2019Want People to Donate More? Remind Them How Good It Feels to Give
- Nov 18, 2019How Can Experiments Play a Greater Role in Public Policy?
- Nov 6, 2019Why Does Tipping Still Exist?
- Oct 27, 2019The American System of Tipping Makes No Sense
- Oct 24, 2019This Analysis of 40 Million Uber Rides Finally Reveals Whether Men or Women are the Most Generous Tippers
- Oct 24, 2019The Tipping System Is Immoral
- Oct 23, 2019You Need to Tip Your Uber Driver More Often
- Oct 21, 2019Who Tips Best on Uber? Economists Analyzed 40 Million Trips. Here’s What They Found.
- Sep 17, 2019Does It Pay For Companies To Do Good?
- Sep 4, 2019Back to School, and Back to Another Year of Our Dumb Education Funding System
- May 6, 2019University Of Chicago Professors Dana Suskind And John List Go Beyond The Word Gap
- Apr 15, 2019Chicago economists John List and Eszter Czibor discuss the importance of partnerships between academics and policymakers to produce rigorous evidence that can save lives and improve outcomes
- Dec 12, 2018Professor John List’s advice for making the most of your holiday donations
- Sep 21, 2018Professor John List describes research on the “economics of apologies”
- Jul 10, 2018Department of Economics’ John List, Director of BFI’s Chicago Experiments Initiative, examines gender pay gap among Uber drivers
- Jun 27, 2018The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics’ John List, Director of BFI’s Chicago Experiments Initiative, publishes study exploring wage disparity between female and male Uber drivers
- Apr 10, 2018Research from Department of Economics’ John List found that the women driving Uber still earn about 7 percent less than the men
- Mar 12, 2018Research from Department of Economics’ John List finds Uber drivers earn wages just above the poverty line
- Feb 26, 2018Research from Department of Economics’ John List, “The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence From Over a Million Rideshare Drivers,” cited in discussion of national development plans
- Jan 5, 2018Department of Economics’ John List and Postdoctoral Scholar Fatemeh Momeni Find that Working for a Socially Responsible Company Can Motivate Less Responsible Behavior
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