Program for Economic Research

Founded in 2003, the Program for Economic Research works to enhance the research environment for faculty and students of economics at Columbia University.


A long tradition in economics and psychology has advanced the notion that individuals care about not only their own pay, but also their pay relative to that of their co-workers. This project implements a field experiment with... More

Would More Information Reduce Disagreement? Theory and Applications

Disagreement is ubiquitous in society, often resulting in social conflict. Can disagreement on an issue be reduced by obtaining more... More