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Angela C. M. de Oliveira
Assistant Professor

Photo of Angela CM deOliveiraMy 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.

Recent Publications

de Oliveira, A.C.M., C. Eckel and R. Croson. 2014. Solidarity among the Poor.
Forthcoming at Economics Letters.

Leonard, T. C.M., K. Shuval, A. C.M. de Oliveira, C. S. Skinner, C. Eckel, and J. C. Murdoch. 2013. Health Behavior and Behavioral Economics: Economic Preferences and Physical Activity Stages of Change in a Low-Income African American Community. American Journal of Health Promotion. 27.4: 211-221. [Selected for webisode]

Eckel, C., P. J. Grossman, C. A. Johnson, A. C.M. de Oliveira, C. Rojas and R. K. Wilson. 2012. School environment and Risk Preferences: Experimental Evidence. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. 45.3: 265-292.

de Oliveira, A. C.M., C. Eckel and R. T.A. Croson. 2012. The Stability of Social Preferences in a Low-Income Neighborhood. Southern Economic Journal. 79.1: 15-45. [Lead Article].

Eckel, C., P. J. Grossman, C. A. Johnson, A. C.M. de Oliveira, C. Rojas, and R. Wilson. 2011. Social Norms of Sharing in High School: Teen Giving in the Dictator Game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 80.3: 603-612.

de Oliveira, A. C.M., R. T.A. Croson and C. Eckel. 2011. The Giving Type: Identifying Donors. Journal of Public Economics. 95.5-6: 428-435.

Leonard, T., R. T.A. Croson, and A. C.M. de Oliveira. 2010. Social Capital and Public Goods. Journal of Socio-Economics. 39.4: 474-481.

Eckel, C., A. C.M. de Oliveira, and P. J. Grossman. 2008. Gender and Negotiation in the Small: Are Women (Perceived to Be) More Cooperative than Men? The Negotiation Journal. 24.4: 429-445.

Eckel, C., A. C. Milano and P. J. Grossman. 2007. Is More Information Always Better? An Experimental Study of Charitable Giving and Hurricane Katrina. Southern Economic Journal. 72.2: 388-411. [published under maiden name]

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