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Philipp Sadowski, Associate Professor

Philipp Sadowski

Philipp Sadowski's work focuses on microeconomic theory, decision theory and behavioral economics. A central research interest is to better understand the interaction between observable economic behavior and the often not directly observable formation of beliefs. Topics include subjective learning, rational inattention, changing tastes, and other-regarding motives such as shame and magical thinking. Philipp's research has been published in leading journals, presented internationally, and supported by the National Science Foundation.

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Office Location:  203 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1817
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Ph.D.Princeton University2008
M.S.University of Bonn (Germany)2002

Microeconomic Theory
Behavioral Economics
Decision Theory
Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics

Professor Sadowski researches topics in microeconomic theory. Most of his work investigates how individuals make decisions from an axiomatic, decision theoretic perspective but is also influenced by the rich evidence on economic decisions collected by behavioral economists and psychologists. Currently he is particularly interested in decisions that involve other agents, and in situations where the decision maker has access to information that the analyst is unaware of.


Fairness • Selfishness • Shame


Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Dillenberger, D; Sadowski, P, Stable behavior and generalized partition, Economic Theory, vol. 68 no. 2 (September, 2019), pp. 285-302 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Daley, B; Sadowski, P, Magical thinking: A representation result, Theoretical Economics, vol. 12 no. 2 (May, 2017), pp. 909-956, The Econometric Society [doi]  [abs]
  3. Sadowski, P, Overeagerness, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 131 (November, 2016), pp. 114-125, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  4. Krishna, R; Sadowski, P, Randomly Evolving Tastes and Delayed Commitment, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid), vol. 92 no. 218 (June, 2016), pp. 39 pages [doi]  [abs]
  5. Sadowski, P, Preferences with Taste Shock Representations: Price Volatility and the Liquidity Premium, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid), vol. 101 no. 219 (June, 2016), pp. 13 pages [doi]  [abs]

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