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I am an Associate Professor in the Brock School of Business at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  My research interests include behavioral, experimental, labor and institutional economics.  At Samford, I teach data analytics and labor economics.  


"Willingness to be Paid: Who Trains for Tech Jobs?" (2022), Labour Economics, Vol 79, 102267. (as featured in Politico Morning Tech and Marginal RevolutionYouTube  video presentation of this paper from minute 10:00-33:30.

"How dictators use information about recipients," (2022) with Laura Razzolini, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 23:4, 408-426, DOI: 10.1080/15427560.2022.2081971 . Summary here

"Other people's money: preferences for equality in groups," (2022) with Gavin Roberts, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 73. Summary here

"If Wages Fell During a Recession," (2022) with Daniel Houser, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.  Vol. 200, 1141-1159. Working paper here. YouTube video presentation of this paper from minute 19:00-32:00.

"My Reference Point, Not Yours," (2020) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 171: 297-311. YouTube video presentation of this paper from minute 33:00-41:00 

"Implementation of a New Data Analytics Curriculum: A Case Study," (2019), with Jennings B. Marshall, Steven T. Jones, Alan Blankley, Chad Carson, Cynthia Lohrke, Matt Mazzei, and Kevin Pan. Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance, 42: 25-30.

"Smile, Dictator, You’re On Camera,” (2017), with Matthew McMahon, Matthew Simpson and Bart Wilson. Southern Economic Journal, 84:1, 52-65.

"Economics of the World Beyond the Classroom: Two Methods for Teaching," (2017), with Steven Gjerstad, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 16:1, 1-6.

Information Effects in Multi-Unit Dutch Auctions,” (2016), with Steven Gjerstad and David Porter. Southern Economic Journal 83:1, 126-145. 

An Experiment on Protecting Intellectual Property,” (2014), with Bart Wilson. Experimental Economics, 17:4, 691-716.

Underwater Recession,”  with Steven Gjerstad and Vernon L. Smith.  The American Interest, May/June 2012. 

Working Papers

"GPT-3.5 Hallucinates Nonexistent Citations: Evidence from Economics," with Olga Shapoval (link to working paper and https://ssrn.com/abstract=4467968) (coverage from the Wall Street Journal)

"Finance and Economics Women’s (FEW) Network: Encouraging and Engaging Women in Undergraduate Programs," with Darwyyn Deyo (accepted)

"Sticky Prices as Coordination Failure: An Experimental Investigation," with David Munro

"Effort Transparency and Fairness," with Elif Demiral and Umit Saglam (under review)