Anya Samek


University of California, San Diego

Bio: Anya is an Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy at the Rady School of Management at UCSD. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, an affiliate of the FAIR Centre at the Norwegian School of Economics, and an affiliate of CESR at the University of Southern California. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago Department of Economics.

Anya uses experiments to address questions about how economic theory can predict field behavior in the areas of health, education and charitable giving. She is interested in motivations, incentives and the development of economic preferences.

Publications and Working Papers

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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