James Andreoni

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0508
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NBER Program Affiliations: PE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at San Diego

NBER Working Papers and Publications

October 2020Calculating DAF Payout and What We Learn When We Do It Correctly
with Ray Madoff: w27888
June 2020Predicting Social Tipping and Norm Change in Controlled Experiments
with Nikos Nikiforakis, Simon Siegenthaler: w27310
April 2019Risk Preferences of Children and Adolescents in Relation to Gender, Cognitive Skills, Soft Skills, and Executive Functions
with Amalia Di Girolamo, John A. List, Claire Mackevicius, Anya Samek: w25723

Published: James Andreoni & Amalia Di Girolamo & John A. List & Claire Mackevicius & Anya Samek, 2019. "Risk preferences of children and adolescents in relation to gender, cognitive skills, soft skills, and executive functions," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, .

Do Government Grants to Charities Crowd Private Donations Out or In?
NBER Reporter 2019 number 1
February 2019Toward an Understanding of the Development of Time Preferences: Evidence from Field Experiments
with Michael A. Kuhn, John A. List, Anya Samek, Kevin Sokal, Charles Sprenger: w25590

Published: James Andreoni & Michael A. Kuhn & John A. List & Anya Samek & Kevin Sokal & Charles Sprenger, 2019. "Toward an understanding of the development of time preferences: Evidence from field experiments," Journal of Public Economics, vol 177. citation courtesy of

November 2018When Fair Isn't Fair: Understanding Choice Reversals Involving Social Preferences
with Deniz Aydin, Blake Barton, B. Douglas Bernheim, Jeffrey Naecker: w25257

Published: James Andreoni & Deniz Aydin & Blake Barton & B. Douglas Bernheim & Jeffrey Naecker, 2020. "When Fair Isn’t Fair: Understanding Choice Reversals Involving Social Preferences," Journal of Political Economy, vol 128(5), pages 1673-1711.

Arbitrage Or Narrow Bracketing? On Using Money to Measure Intertemporal Preferences
with Christina Gravert, Michael A. Kuhn, Silvia Saccardo, Yang Yang: w25232
November 2017A Stream of Prospects or a Prospect of Streams: On the Evaluation of Intertemporal Risks
with Paul Feldman, Charles Sprenger: w24075
The Benefits and Costs of Donor-Advised Funds
in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 32, Robert A. Moffitt, editor
October 2017The Benefits and Costs of Donor Advised Funds
April 2017Satisfaction Guaranteed: When Moral Hazard meets Moral Preferences

Published: Andreoni, James. 2018. "Satisfaction Guaranteed: When Moral Hazard Meets Moral Preferences." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 10 (4): 159-89. DOI: 10.1257/mic.20170119 citation courtesy of

March 2017Are the Rich More Selfish than the Poor, or Do They Just Have More Money? A Natural Field Experiment
with Nikos Nikiforakis, Jan Stoop: w23229
November 2016Time-Inconsistent Charitable Giving
with Marta Serra-Garcia: w22824
February 2016Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan
with Michael Callen, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Karrar Jaffar, Charles Sprenger: w22019
January 2016Starting Small: Endogenous Stakes and Rational Cooperation
with Michael A. Kuhn, Larry Samuelson: w21934

Published: Andreoni J, Kuhn MA, Samuelson L. Building rational cooperation on their own: Learning to start small. J Public Econ Theory. 2018;1–14.

October 2014Do Beliefs Justify Actions or Do Actions Justify Beliefs? An Experiment on Stated Beliefs, Revealed Beliefs, and Social-Image Manipulation
with Alison Sanchez: w20649
August 2014Fair Weather Avoidance: Unpacking Costs and Benefits in Replication of 'Avoiding the Ask'
with Hannah Trachtman, Andrew Steinkruger, Mackenzie Wood, Adam Wooster, James J. Murphy, Justin M. Rao: w20385

Published: Hannah Trachtman & Andrew Steinkruger & Mackenzie Wood & Adam Wooster & James Andreoni & James J. Murphy & Justin M. Rao, 2015. "Fair weather avoidance: unpacking the costs and benefits of “Avoiding the Ask”," Journal of the Economic Science Association, vol 1(1), pages 8-14.

May 2014Grading on a Curve, and other Effects of Group Size on All-Pay Auctions
with Andy Brownback: w20184

Published: Andreoni, James, and Andy Brownback. "All pay auctions and group size: Grading on a curve and other applications." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 137 (2017): 361-373.

August 2013On Measuring Time Preferences
with Michael A. Kuhn, Charles Sprenger: w19392

Published: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Volume 116, August 2015, Pages 451–464 Cover image Measuring time preferences: A comparison of experimental methods ☆ James Andreonia, , Michael A. Kuhnb, , Charles Sprengerc, ,

April 2013Do Grants to Charities Crowd Out Other Income? Evidence from the UK
with A. Abigail Payne, Sarah Smith: w18998

Published: Andreoni, James & Payne, Abigail & Smith, Sarah, 2014. "Do grants to charities crowd out other income? Evidence from the UK," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 75-86. citation courtesy of

December 2011Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving
with Justin M. Rao, Hannah Trachtman: w17648

Published: Andreoni, James, Justin M. Rao, and Hannah Trachtman. "Avoiding the ask: A field experiment on altruism, empathy, and charitable giving." Journal of Political Economy 125, no. 3 (2017): 625-653.

Crowding-Out Charitable Contributions in Canada: New Knowledge from the North
with A. Abigail Payne: w17635
November 2011Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving
with Abigail Payne, Justin D. Smith, David Karp: w17618

Published: James Andreoni & A. Abigail Payne & Justin Smith & David Karp, 2016. "Diversity and donations: The effect of religious and ethnic diversity on charitable giving," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, . citation courtesy of

August 2011Uncertainty Equivalents: Testing the Limits of the Independence Axiom
with Charles Sprenger: w17342
May 2011The Hired Gun Mechanism
with Laura K. Gee: w17032
Gun For Hire: Does Delegated Enforcement Crowd out Peer Punishment in Giving to Public Goods?
with Laura K. Gee: w17033

Published: “Gun For Hire: Delegated Enforcement and Peer Punishment in Public Goods Provision.” with Laura K. Gee, Journal of Public Economics, 2012, v. 96, 1036- 1046.

September 2010Is Crowding Out Due Entirely to Fundraising? Evidence from a Panel of Charities
with A. Abigail Payne: w16372


The Power of Asking: How Communication Affects Selfishness, Empathy, and Altruism
with Justin M. Rao: w16373


Estimating Time Preferences from Convex Budgets
with Charles Sprenger: w16347

Published: James Andreoni & Charles Sprenger, 2012. "Estimating Time Preferences from Convex Budgets," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(7), pages 3333-56, December. citation courtesy of

Risk Preferences Are Not Time Preferences: Discounted Expected Utility with a Disproportionate Preference for Certainty
with Charles Sprenger: w16348

Published: “Risk Preferences are Not Time Preferences.” with Charles Sprenger, American Economic Review , December 2012, 102 (7), 3357-3376.

September 1998The Simple Analytics of the Environmental Kuznets Curve
with Arik Levinson: w6739

Published: Andreoni, James and Arik Levinson. "The Simple Analytics Of The Environmental Kuznets Curve," Journal of Public Economics, 2001, v80(2,May), 269-286. citation courtesy of

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