Angela C. M. de Oliveira
Grants and Awards | Publications | Curriculum Vitae
My research interests lie in the field of behavioral public economics – or in incorporating non-standard assumptions into the economic analysis of the public sector. More broadly, I am interested in what makes decision makers different from each other, also known as individual heterogeneity. I use experiments to examine these differences. Many factors influence the choices that people make, like context, norms, or social preference types. I investigate which factors robustly impact behavior and am interested in mapping which ones are informative for public policy.
Recent Grants and Awards
“It’s Not (Just) About the Money,” National Science Foundation, Co-PI with Catherine Eckel and Sheheryar Banuri.
“Preferences and Poverty Traps: Experimental Investigations of Risk, Time and Social Preferences in Two Poor Neighborhoods,” National Science Foundation, Co-PI with Rachel Croson and Catherine Eckel.
Social Norms of Sharing in High School: Teen Student Giving in the Dictator Game (with Catherine Eckel, Philip J. Grossman, Cathleen Johnson, Christian Rojas and Rick Wilson). Forthcoming, Journal of Economic Business and Organization.
The Stability of Social Preferences in a Low-Income Neighborhood (with Rachel T. A. Croson and Catherine C. Eckel). Forthcoming, Southern Economic Journal.
The Giving Type: Identifying Donors. (with Rachel T. A. Croson and Catherine C. Eckel). Journal of Public Economics. June 2011. 95(5-6): 428-435.
Social Capital and Public Goods (with Tammy Leonard and Rachel T. A. Croson). Journal of Socio-Economics. August 2010. 39(4): 474-481.
Gender and Negotiation in the Small (with Catherine Eckel and Philip J. Grossman). The Negotiation Journal. October 2008. 24(4): 429-445.
Is More Information Always Better? An Experimental Study of Charitable Giving and Hurricane Katrina. (with Catherine Eckel and Philip J. Grossman). Southern Economic Journal
. October 2007. 72(2): 388-411.