Robert Metcalfe

Reidy Family Career Professor Dean’s Research Scholar Assistant Professor, Markets, Public Policy, and Law

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  • Metcalfe, R., Burgess, S., Proud, S. (2019). "Students' effort and educational achievement: Using the timing of the World Cup to vary the value of leisure", Journal of Public Economics, 172 111-126
  • Dolan, P., Kavetsos, G., Krekel, C., Mavridis, D., Metcalfe, R., Senik, C., Szymanski, S., Ziebarth, N. (2019). "Quantifying the intangible impact of the Olympics using subjective well-being data", Journal of Public Economics, 177 104043-104043
  • Brandon, A., List, J., Metcalfe, R., Price, M., Rundhammer, F. (2018). "Testing for crowd out in social nudges: Evidence from a natural field experiment in the market for electricity.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116 (12), 5293-5298
  • List, J., Metcalfe, R., Price, M. (2018). "Smart Meters: Do Prices Matter to Their Adoption and Do They Save Energy?", Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
  • Hallsworth, M., List, J., Metcalfe, R., Vlaev, I. (2017). "The Behavioralist as Tax Collector: Using Natural Field Experiments to Enhance Tax Compliance", Journal of Public Economics, 148 14-31
  • Cohen, P., Hahn, R., Hall, J., Levitt, S., Metcalfe, R. (2016). "Using Big Data to Estimate Consumer Surplus: The Case of Uber",
  • Gosnell, G., List, J., Metcalfe, R."A New Approach to an Age-Old Problem: Solving Externalities by Incenting Workers Directly", Journal of Political Economy
  • Hallsworth, M., List, J., Metcalfe, R., Vlaev, I."The Making of Homo Honoratus: From Omission to Commission", Journal of Marketing Research
  • Metcalfe, R., Burgess, S., Proud, S."Student effort and educational attainment: Using the England football team to identify the education production function.",
    Awards and Honors
  • 2019, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research