at Williams College
Office: Schapiro 205 (office hours Fall 2015: Mon 1:30-4pm, Thu 9am-12pm)
Tel: (413) 597-4766
Fax: (413) 597-4045
Department of Economics
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Georgia State University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2010
Georgia State University, M.A. in Economics, 2005
Harvey Mudd College, B.S. in Engineering, 1998
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2015. “The Good of the Few: Reciprocal Acts and the Provision of a Public Bad.” Forthcoming, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (experiment instructions, data and analysis files)
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2015. “Payments or Persuasion: Common-Pool Resource Management with Price and Non-price Measures.” Forthcoming, Environmental and Resource Economics (experiment instructions)
Jacobson, Sarah, 2014. “Temporal Spillovers in Land Conservation.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 107, Part A, 366-379. (Special issue on “Identification of Causal Effects in Environmental and Energy Economics”)
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2014. “Those Outsiders: How Downstream Externalities Affect Public Good Provision.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 67(3), 340-352 . (Experiment instructions, Homogeneous Return and Heterogeneous Return treatments)
Jacobson, Sarah and Petrie, Ragan, 2009. “Learning from Mistakes: What Do Inconsistent Choices over Risk Tell Us?” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 38(2), 143-158.
Jacobson, Sarah, 2015. “How to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Job Market.” Southern Economic Journal, 81(3), 843-863. (“Targeting the Profession” section.) (Here is the data management spreadsheet I describe in the paper.) (I circulated an older version of this as my “job market white paper”)
Alm, James and Jacobson, Sarah, 2007. “Using Laboratory Experiments in Public Economics.” National Tax Journal, 60(1), 129-152.
Dissanayake, Sahan and Jacobson, Sarah, 2014. “Policies that Target Costs versus Benefits: A Land Conservation Classroom Game.” Latest revision: June 2015 (revision requested). (Recording spreadsheet)
Delaney, Jason, Jacobson, Sarah, and Moenig, Thorsten, 2014. “Discovered Preferences for Risky and Non-Risky Goods.” Latest revision: January 2014
“Inter-temporal Effectiveness of Altruism,” with Angela de Oliveira.
“Enforcement and Compliance with Water Pollution Regulations,” with Dietrich Earnhart.
At Williams, I have taught:
Information for students in my classes is available on Glow.
Here are some handouts that I’ve made for my students that may be useful: