at Williams College
Office: on leave until January 2015
Tel: (413) 597-2476 (department admin)
Fax: (413) 597-4045
Department of Economics
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
I am on sabbatical from summer 2013 until spring 2015. I am a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (office: Warren 401). During this period, I will be responsive on email but not reachable by phone.
Georgia State University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2010
Georgia State University, M.A. in Economics, 2005
Harvey Mudd College, B.S. in Engineering, 1998
Are you a Williams student who would like to be in economics experiments? Sign up here! You earn cash for your participation, and you provide me (or whoever is running the experiment) with useful data.
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2013. “Those Outsiders: How Downstream Externalities Affect Public Good Provision.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Forthcoming. (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.
Alm, James and Jacobson, Sarah, 2007. “Using Laboratory Experiments in Public Economics.” National Tax Journal, 60(1), 129-152.
Jacobson, Sarah, 2014. “Temporal Spillovers in Land Conservation.” Latest revision: February 2014 (second round revised and resubmitted, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2013. “Payments or Persuasion: Norms, Subsidies and Efficiency in a Common-Pool Resource Experiment.” Latest revision: August 2013 (under review) (experiment instructions)
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2013, “The Good of the Few: Reciprocity in the Provision of a Public Bad.” Latest revision: November 2013 (under review) (experiment instructions)
Delaney, Jason, Jacobson, Sarah, and Moenig, Thorsten, 2014. “Discovered Preferences for Risky and Non-Risky Goods.” Latest revision: January 2014 (under review)
“When Do Punishment Institutions Work?,” with Patrick Aquino & Robert Gazzale.
“Inter-temporal Effectiveness of Altruism,” with Angela de Oliveira.
“Penalties and Compliance with Water Pollution Regulations,” with Dietrich Earnhart.
“Race and the Perception of Criminality,” with Robynn Cox.
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: