Zachary J. Grossman

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

University of California, Santa Barbara

CV Research Teaching Participate in experiments Undergrad research opportunities Links

Research interests:

Psychology & Economics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory, Mechanism Design

Research Statement


Self-Image and Willful Ignorance in Social Decisions with Joel van der Weele, conditionally accepted, Journal of the European Economic Association.

Self-Signaling and Social-Signaling in Giving, 2015, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 117, 26-39.

Strategic Ignorance and the Robustness of Social Preferences, 2014, Management Science, 60(11), 2659-2665. [Online Appendix]

The Control Premium: A Preference for Payoff Autonomy with Dave Owens and Ryan Fackler, 2014, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6(4), 138-61.

Shifting the Blame to a Powerless Intermediary with Regine Oexl, 2013, Experimental Economics, 16(3), 306-312.

An Unlucky Feeling: Overconfidence and Noisy Feedback with Dave Owens, 2012, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 84(2), 510-524.

On Relations of Invariants for Vector-Valued Bilinear Forms with Thomas Garrity, 2004, Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 11, 24-40.

Book Chapters :

Land Assemblage: Efficiency and Equity in Public-Private Projects with Jonathan Pincus and Perry Shapiro, 2014, Research Handbook on Economic Models of Law, Thomas J. Miceli and Matthew J. Baker, eds., 14-32, Edward Elgar.

Working papers:

A Test of Dual-Process Reasoning in Charitable Giving with Joel van der Weele, under review

A Second-Best Mechanism for Land Assembly with Jonathan Pincus and Perry Shapiro, under review.

Silence is Golden: Communication Costs and Team Problem Solving with Gary Charness and David Cooper, under review.

In Progress:

Evaluating the Tradeoff Between Efficiency and Property Rights in Assembly Mechnisms

Fall 2015 courses and office hours:

          Econ 100B: Thursday 12:15-2pm
          Econ 205A: Tuesday 12:15-1:45pm