PhD Candidate in Social Science
Hello! I am a PhD candidate at California Institute of Technology, studying behavioral and experimental economics. I am currently on the 2022/2023 academic job market.
My research focus is in applied microeconomics and behavioral economics. I combine theoretical, experimental and econometric methods to improve our understanding of decision making.
In my job market paper, I study the role of reference dependence and goals in the intrinsic motivation of effort. Using field data from an chess website, I estimate a structural, dynamic discrete choice model of the decision to end a playing session, which allows me to answer fundamental questions about the motivational function of reference dependent preferences.