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Rachel Croson

Dean, College of Social Science; MSU Foundation Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Harvard University

Address: 203 Berkey Hall
Tel: 517.355.6675
Fax: 517.355.1912
E-mail: crosonra@msu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

  • Microeconomics
  • Behavioral/Experimental
  • Game Theory
  • “Income and Wealth Heterogeneity in the Voluntary Provision of Linear Public Goods.” (with Ted Buckley) Journal of Public Economics, Vol 90, 2006, pp. 935-955.
  • “Theories of Commitment, Altruism and Reciprocity: Evidence from Linear Public Goods Games.” Economic Inquiry, Vol. 45, 2007, pp. 199-216.
  • “Gender Differences in Preferences.” (with Uri Gneezy). Journal of Economic Literature, Vol 47, 2009, pp. 448-474.
  • “A Field Experiment in Charitable Contribution: The Impact of Social Information on the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods.” (with Jen Shang). The Economic Journal, Vol 119, 2009, pp. 1422-1439.
  • “One Bad Apple: Uncertainty and Heterogeneity in Public Goods Provision.” (with Angela de Oliveira and Catherine Eckel). Experimental Economics, Vol 18, 2015, pp. 116-135.

Please see the faculty member's web site for a copy of the paper in pdf format.

  • “Entrepreneurial Firm Exit: The Moderating Effect of Goal Specificity on Escalation of Commitment.” (with Susanna Khavul, Livia Markoczy and Ronit Yitshaki). Revise and resubmit, Journal of Business Venturing. Finalist, ICS Best Paper Award (6 out of 80 submissions).
  • “Transmission of Information within Transnational Social Networks: A Field Experiment on Herding.” (with Natalia Londono and Catherine Eckel). Revise and resubmit, Experimental Economics.
  • “Within- and Between-Team Competition: An Experiment on Team Incentives.” (with Enrique Fatas and Tibor Neugebauer).
  • "Intra- and Inter-personal Strategic Ignorance: A Test of Carillo and Mariotti.” (with Tara Larson and Catherine Eckel).
  • “Punitiveness as an Explanation of the WTA-WTP Discrepancy in Contingent Valuation: Theory and Evidence.” (with Jason Johnston and Jeff Rachlinski).

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Michigan State University Department of Economics