at Williams College
Office: on leave at Cornell 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 406). During this period, I will be responsive on email but not reachable by phone.
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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
Jacobson, Sarah, 2014. “How to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Job Market.” Southern Economic Journal, Forthcoming. (“Targeting the Profession” section.) (I circulated an older version of this as my “job market white paper”)
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.
Alm, James and Jacobson, Sarah, 2007. “Using Laboratory Experiments in Public Economics.” National Tax Journal, 60(1), 129-152.
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2014, “The Good of the Few: Reciprocal Acts and the Provision of a Public Bad.” Latest revision: December 2014 (revised and resubmitted, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics) (experiment instructions)
Delaney, Jason and Jacobson, Sarah, 2014. “Payments or Persuasion: Common-Pool Resource Management with Price and Non-price Measures.” Latest revision: June 2014 (revision requested, Environmental and Resource Economics) (experiment instructions)
Delaney, Jason, Jacobson, Sarah, and Moenig, Thorsten, 2014. “Discovered Preferences for Risky and Non-Risky Goods.” Latest revision: January 2014
“When Do Punishment Institutions Work?,” with Patrick Aquino & Robert Gazzale. Mimeo, October 2014.
“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: