Matthew Chao

Assistant Professor of Economics
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Schapiro Hall Rm 306
At Williams since 2015

Education

B.A. Dartmouth College (2006)
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Economics (2015)

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ECON 110(F)

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 233(S)

Behavioral Economics and Public Policy

ECON 476(S)

Behavioral Economic Theory and Methods

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Research and Teaching Fields

Behavioral Economics, Judgment and Decision-Making, Applied Microeconomics
Experimental Economics, Consumer Behavior

Publications

1. Larkin I, Ang D, Steinhart J, Chao M, Patterson M, Sah S, Wu T, Schoenbaum M, Hutchins D, Brennan T, Loewenstein G. Association between academic medical center pharmaceutical detailing policies and physician prescribingJAMA 2017; 3017(17):1785-95.

2. Chao M. Demotivating incentives and motivation crowding out in charitable giving.
PNAS 2017; 114(28):7301-7306.

Working Papers / Manuscripts

1. Chao M, Larkin I. Why do goal-based incentives cause cheating? Unpacking the confounding effects of goals, social comparisons, and pay.

2. Chao M, Larkin I. Regulating conflicts of interest through public disclosure and social image incentives: Evidence from a physician payments sunshine law.

3. Chao M. Intentions-based reciprocity to monetary and non-monetary gifts.
Funded by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation

4. Ang D, Chao M, Larkin I. Do small gifts from pharmaceutical salespeople influence physician prescribing? Evidence from a large-sample quasi-experiment.

Available datasets

Current Committees

  • Compensation Committee from Steering Committee