Michael Price is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include experimental and behavioral economics, the economics of charity, environmental economics and industrial organization. Specifically, his research focuses on the use of experimental methods and, in particular, the use of field experiments to address both positive and normative questions in economic science. He has made use of several different markets to obtain data for his field experimen
Sadiraj is involved in research programs in public choice, public economics, individual social preferences and decision theory. She is interested in both theoretical modeling and experimental testing of the theory. Her current projects include: emergence and role of interests groups in spatial models of electoral competition, effects of rotation schemes on committee performance, effects of benefit taxation and ability to pay on excess burden, theoretical modeling of social preferences, conditional and unconditional altruism, and small- and large- stakes risk aversion.
Swarthout's research interests involve experimental economics, game theory, and auctions. His current research activities are focused on insurance purchasing behavior, mechanism design, strategic interaction in competitive games, and procurement auctions. He is also involved in developing software technology for use in economics education. His work has received funding from the National Science Foundation.
Laury's current research focuses on the reasons why individuals contribute to public goods, which has implications for agencies and organizations that rely on private donations for support. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Public Choice, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Her work has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Laury is a member of the Economic Science Association, the Public Choice Society, the American Economics Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.