Anya Samek


University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bio: Anya Samek is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Chicago. Anya received her Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2010 and was a Griffin Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago in 2010-2012.

Anya is an applied microeconomist and primarily uses the methodology of experimental economics to answer research questions. Anya has training and experience in both laboratory and field experiment approaches, and believes that the two are complementary. She also believes in the value of interdisciplinary research for advancing the science of economics. Anya's main research fields are in Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Applied Economics, and Health Economics.

Publications and Working Papers

#TitleDatePublishedSPI Funded
1.Exploring the Origins of Charitable Acts: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment with Young ChildrenDec 2014
2.The Curious Relation Between Theory of Mind and Sharing in Preschool Age ChildrenApr 2015
3.On the Origins of Dishonesty: From Parents to ChildrenJan 2015
4.Increasing Charitable Giving in the Developed World Dec 2014
5."Feel the Warmth" Glow: A Field Experiment on Manipulating the Act of GivingDec 2014
6.Recognizing Contributors: An Experiment on Public GoodsDec 2014
7.When Identifying Contributors is Costly: An Experiment on Public GoodsJan 2015
8.A University-Wide Field Experiment on Gender Differences in Job Entry DecisionsApr 2015
9.How do Suggested Donations Affect Charitable Gifts? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Public BroadcastingNov 2015