Zachary J. Grossman

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Research interests:

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


Strategic Ignorance and the Robustness of Social Preferences, 2014, Management Science, 60(11), 2659-2665. [Working paper version] [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. (older working-paper version is here)

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, forthcoming, Research Handbook on Economic Models of Law, Thomas J. Miceli and Matthew J. Baker, eds., Edward Elgar.

Working papers:

Self-Image and Strategic Ignorance in Moral Dilemmas with Joel van der Weele

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

Self-Signaling Versus Social-Signaling in Giving

A Second-Best Mechanism for Land Assembly with Jonathan Pincus and Perry Shapiro

In Progress:

Evaluating the Tradeoff Between Efficiency and Property Rights in Assembly Mechnisms

Silence is Golden: Communication Costs and Team Problem Solving with Gary Charness and David Cooper

Winter 2015 courses and office hours:

          By appointment