Abdul H. Kidwai - Ph.D Candidate

Department of Resource Economics

University of Massachusetts Amherst

I am an applied microeconomist who uses experimental methods to investigate human behavior. My research interests include environmental economics, behavioral economics and the economics of uncertainty.

My scholarship examines how uncertainty impacts individual behavior in social dilemmas such as public goods and common-pool resources. Social dilemmas are settings where pursuing individual self-interest can lead to socially sub-optimal outcomes. Such dilemmas are pervasive in the world, ranging from global ones such as climate change to more localized ones such as funding a coffee machine for the graduate students office.

I am on the job-market this year and will be attending the 2019 ASSA meeting in Atlanta.