SPI Event

Judd Kessler will Present Recent Research on Philanthropic Giving.


Speaker: Judd Kessler


Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Time: 4:15 - 5:30 PM

Location: Room 8417, Sewell Social Science Building, The University of Wisconsin-Madison.






Judd Kessler is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton. He was one of Forbes Magazine's "Top 30 under 30: Law & Policy" in 2012. Judd uses a combination of laboratory and field experiments to investigate the economic and psychological forces that motivate individuals to contribute to public goods inside and outside the workplace. He is particularly interested in how social forces and social norms influence public good provision across a variety of settings. His current research includes applications to worker effort, organ donation, and charitable giving.


He will be presenting his recent research on philanthropic giving including "Organ Allocation Policy and the Decision to Donate", a joint publication with Alvin E. Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.