PhD, University of Oxford, 2018

Assistant Professor, University of Warwick

Affiliate Member, CESifo Research Network

Research Affiliate, Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq)

Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Contact: Christopher.Roth[at]

Research Fields: Psychology and Economics, Political Economy, Macro-expectations

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New Methods review: Designing Information Provision Experiments (with Ingar Haaland and Johannes Wohlfart) Coverage: World Bank Blog

Publications in Economics

Measuring and Bounding Experimenter Demand (with Jon de Quidt and Johannes Haushofer), American Economic Review, 2018, Vol. 108 (11), pp. 3266-3302. Coverage: World Bank Blog

Experienced Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution (with Johannes Wohlfart), Journal of Public Economics, 2018, Vol. 167, pp. 251-262. Coverage: NY Times

Income Shocks and Suicides: Causal Evidence From Indonesia (with Cornelius Christian and Lukas Hensel), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2019, 101(5), pp. 905–920

Labor Market Concerns and Support for Immigration (with Ingar Haaland) [Instructions], Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming

How Do Expectations About the Macroeconomy Affect Personal Expectations and Behavior? (with Johannes Wohlfart), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming. Coverage: FAZIT

Beliefs about Public Debt and the Demand for Government Spending (with Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfart) Accepted, Journal of Econometrics

Coronavirus Perceptions and Economic Anxiety (with Thiemo Fetzer and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming. Coverage: VoxEU

Working Papers: Revise and Resubmit

Subjective Models of the Macroeconomy: Evidence From Experts and a Representative Sample (with Peter Andre and Carlo Pizzinelli and Johannes Wohlfart) [Instructions] Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies

Beliefs about Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies (with Ingar Haaland) Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics

Perceptions of an Insufficient Government Response at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic are Associated with Lower Mental Well-Being (with Thiemo Fetzer, Marc Witte, Lukas Hensel, Jon Jachimowicz, Johannes Haushofer, Andriy Ivchenko, Stefano Caria, Elena Reutskaja, Stefano Fiorin, Margarita Gomez, Gordon Kraft-Todd, Friedrich M. Goetz, Erez Yoeli). 2020. Revised and Resubmitted, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Working Papers

I Have Nothing Against Them, But... (with Leonardo Bursztyn and Ingar Haaland and Aakaash Rao). Coverage: VoxEU

Misinformation During a Pandemic (with Leonardo Bursztyn and Aakaash Rao, and David Yanagizawa-Drott)

Risk Exposure and Attention to the Macroeconomy (with Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfart)

Political Activists as Free-Riders: Evidence From a Natural Field Experiment (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle) EEA, Young Economist Award

Do People Value More Informative News? (with Felix Chopra and Ingar Haaland) [under revision]

Publications in Other Social Sciences

Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? (with Alexis Grigorieff and Diego Ubfal). Demography, 2020, 57, 1117-1143. [ungated]

Media coverage: Washington Post 1, Washington Post 2, Boston Globe, The Independent, La Tribune, IZA Newsroom, Bocconi Knowledge, Corriere Dell'Alto Adige, Corriere Del Trentino, Vox, Le Monde, Bloomberg

Does Party Competition Affect Political Activism? (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle) Journal of Politics, forthcoming

Publications in German

Makroökonomische Erwartungen und ihre Rolle in wirtschaftlichen Entscheidungen von Haushalten (with Johannes Wohlfart) Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 20 (2), 159-166