John A. List

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wyoming. List joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2005, and served as Chairman of the Department of Economics from 2012-2018. Prior to joining University of Chicago, he was a professor at the University of Central Florida, University of Arizona, and University of Maryland.

His research focuses on questions in microeconomics, with a particular emphasis on using field experiments to address both positive and normative issues. For decades his field experimental research has focused on issues related to the inner-workings of markets, the effects of various incentives schemes on market equilibria and allocations, how behavioral economics can augment the standard economic model, on early childhood education and interventions, and most recently on the gender earnings gap in the gig economy (using evidence from rideshare drivers).

  • John A. List, 2022 Upton Scholar

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