Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
University of Pittsburgh

swwang at

Mailing address:
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Economics
4526 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Stephanie W. Wang

Curriculum Vitae [PDF] 

Google Scholar [Link] 

Working papers

Projective Thinking: Theory, Evidence, and Applications (with David N. Danz and Kristof Madarasz) [PDF]
Invited for Resubmission, American Economic Review

Using Arguments to Persuade (with Hendrik Huening and Lydia Mechtenberg) [PDF]
Invited for Resubmission, Review of Economic Studies

Allocators Are More Prosocial When Affected Agents Can Visually Eavesdrop (with Colin F. Camerer)[PDF]
Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Sorting Behavior in Matching Environments:An Experimental Investigation (with Bingbing Li and Xiaohan Zhong) [PDF]
Invited for Resubmission, Economic Inquiry

A Family of Norms: Related Beliefs about Female Labor Force Participation (with Sultan Alkhuzam and Elif Incekara-Hafalir) [PDF]

Beliefs in a High-Stake Environment (with Yiming Liu) [PDF]

Not Too Early, Not Too Late: Encouraging Engagement in Education (with Tracy Liu, Ulrike Malmendier, and Shuhuai Zhang) [PDF]

(Over)claiming Credit in Collaborations (with Marissa Lepper and Jonas Mueller-Gastell) [PDF]


Looming Large or Seeming Small? Attitudes Towards Losses in a Representative Sample (with Jonathan Chapman, Erik Snowberg, and Colin F. Camerer) [PDF]

Review of Economic Studies, Forthcoming

Sleep Norms (with Osea Giuntella and Andrea Kiss) [PDF]

AEA Papers and Proceedings (2024)

Self-Signaling in Voting (with Lydia Mechtenberg, Grischa Perino, Nicolas Treich, and Jean-Robert Tyran) [PDF]

Journal of Public Economics, 240, 105070 (2024)

The Times They Are A-Changing: Dynamic Adverse Selection in the Laboratory (with Felipe A. Araujo and Alistair J. Wilson) [PDF][Appendix]

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 13(4), 1-22 (2021)

Controversial Markets: How is Popular Repugnance Related to Legal and Regulatory Bans? (with Alvin E. Roth) [PDF]

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(33), 19792-19798 (2020)

General Economic Principles of Bargaining and Trade: Evidence from 2,000 Classroom Experiments (with Lin, Brown, Imai, Wang, and Camerer) [PDF]

Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 917-927 (2020)

Healthy Beyond Pregnancy, a Web-Based Intervention to Improve Adherence to Postpartum Care: Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial (with Himes et al.)
JMIR Human Factors, 4(4), e26 (2017)

Poverty and Economic Decision-Making: Evidence from Changes in Financial Resources at Payday (with Leandro S. Carvalho and Stephan Meier) [PDF] [Appendix]
American Economic Review, 106(2), 260-284 (2016)

Patience Auctions: The Impact of Time vs. Money Bidding on Elicited Discount Rates (with Christopher Y. Olivola) [PDF]
Experimental Economics, 19(4), 864-885 (2016)

The Slider Task: An Example of Restricted Inference on Incentive Effects (with Araujo et al.) [PDF]
Journal of the Economic Science Association, 2(1), 1-12 (2016)

Imperfect Choice or Imperfect Attention? Understanding Strategic Thinking in Private Information Games (with Isabelle Brocas, Juan D. Carrillo, and Colin F. Camerer) [PDF]
Review of Economic Studies, 81(3), 944-970 (2014) 

Speculative Overpricing in Asset Markets with Information Flows (with Thomas R. Palfrey) [PDF]
Econometrica, 80(5), 1937-1976 (2012) 

Shared Visual Attention Reduces Hindsight Bias (with Daw-An Wu, Shin Shimojo, and Colin Camerer) [PDF]
Psychological Science, 23(12), 1524-1533 (2012) 

Incentive Effects: The Case of Belief Elicitation from Individuals in Groups [PDF]
Economic Letters, 111, 30-33 (2011) 

Does Recession Reduce Global Health Aid? Evidence from 15 High-Income Countries, 1970-2007 (With David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu, and Martin McKee) [PDF]
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 89(4), 252-257 (2011) 

Belief Updating in Sequential Games of Two-Sided Incomplete Information: An Experimental Study of a Crisis Bargaining Model (with Dustin H. Tingley) [PDF] [Supplementary Materials]
Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 5(3), 243-255 (2010) 

On Eliciting Beliefs in Strategic Games (with Thomas R. Palfrey) [PDF]
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71, 98-109 (2009) 

What Kind of Memory Supports Visual Marking? (With Yuhong Jiang) [PDF]
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 30(1), 79-91 (2004)

Work in Progress

Comparing Methods for Eliciting Social Norms: Incentives, Simplicity, and Pluralism (with Huffman, Kohno, Madies, Vogrinec, and Yagnaraman)

Moral Sentiments and Contribution to Public Goods (with Margaret A. McConnell)

Time Preferences: Stability and Predictive Power ((with Elif Incekara Hafalir and Nathan Kettlewell)

Paying It Torward: An Experiment on a College Financing Initiative (Danz, Huffman, Landsman, Vesterlund, Wilson, and Winichakul)

• Can Changing Perceptions of Norms Change Sleep and Physical Activity? (With Osea Giuntella, Jana Abou Hjaily, and Andrea Kiss)