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)

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Experimental economics
  • Judgment and decision-making

Courses

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Research and Teaching Fields

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

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.

3. Chao M. Intentions-based reciprocity to monetary and non-monetary gifts. Games 2018; 9, 74 (Special issue on dictator games).

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.