James Andreoni

James Andreoni studies a variety of topics, but most involve altruistic or moral decision making. His research employs economic theory, experiments, and standard analysis of survey data. A constant interest is charitable behavior, including the interactions among individuals, and between individuals, charities, and the government. He also studies altruistic decisions in the laboratory. In addition, he has recently been conducting studies of fundamental models of decision making, including choices over gambles and over time.

Content by James Andreoni
  • Project

    Using preference parameter estimates to optimise public sector wage contracts: A field study in Pakistan

    Polio is a major problem in Pakistan with more than 300 confirmed cases reported in 2014 Weak monitoring and flat incentive structures are key reasons for the dismal quality of public vaccination campaigns This study uses mobile based monitoring and bonuses to improve performance of polio eradication campaign workers Polio is a major problem in...

    4 Sep 2014 | James Andreoni, Charles Sprenger, Michael Callen, Karrar Hussain, Yasir Khan