James Andreoni

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
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Institutional Affiliation: University of California at San Diego

NBER Working Papers and Publications

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, 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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