About Me

I'm currently an associate professor of economics and co-director of the CRABE experimental economics laboratory at Simon Fraser University

This August I'll be joining the new Smith Institute of Political Economy and Philosophy as an associate professor of economics in the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.

I received a BA in international affairs and economics from The George Washington University in 2006 and an MS and PhD in computational sciences from George Mason University in 2010.


My current research uses experiments to explore the underpinnings of prosociality, cooperation and conflict resolution and to identify the origins of economic institutions such as property rights. I have also worked on finding ways to increase the supply of transplantable organs, measuring the spitefulness of individuals, understanding the sources of asset price bubbles, evaluating individual theory of mind, and capturing the discovery process underlying specialization and trade, among other topics.

You can find links to my papers here and a copy of my CV hereMy work is also available on SSRN and RePEc, and you can check out my Google Scholar citations.


I teach courses on experimental methods in economics for undergraduate and graduate students as well as intermediate micro. You can find out more about my courses here.