Help develop a new behavioral economics project. Will work with scholar to find a good match between my current projects and the interests of the student. Current high priority projects include: understanding the relationship between medical testing and fear, understanding how fear affects out-group bias, understanding the relationship between income, mobility and pro-social behavior, and understanding the number of asian-american faculty at college campuses. See http://www.benho.org for other recent projects.
Anticipated Project Activities
Every part of a research project, from hypothesis generation to lit review to experimental design to execution to statistical analysis, to publication and presentation. The goal is to find a project that the student can make their own and eventually lead to publication.
Preferred Student Qualifications and Skills
- Able to independently learn simple programming (e.g. use python to download tweets and/or web design)
- Ability to run a regression in Stata (maybe also python, understanding Stata loops and macros a plus)
- An ability to read and consolidate diverse literatures (psychology, philosophy, political science, anthropology, computer science, etc.)
- An interest in continuing behavioral econ research as a senior thesis
Anticipated Follow-up Teaching/Professional Activity for Student
The ultimate goal is to publish the work in a professional journal. Ford scholars in the past have presented our work at professional conferences in Boston and Miami.
Project Start Date
June 7, 2021
Project End Date
July 31, 2021