My research lies at the interface of psychology and economics. I am broadly interested in decision making, with a particular focus on behavioral ethics. I study topics such as fairness, generosity, and honesty, mostly in the context of economic games. I have a secondary interest in robust linear models based on decision heuristics, also known as "improper" linear models. I am also affiliated with the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program.
PPE 203/PSCY 265 Behavioral Economics and Psychology
PPE 475 Special Topics in Economics and Psychology
Psychology Graduate Group
Dana, J., & Loewenstein, G. (2003). A social science perspective on gifts to physicians from industry. Journal of the American Medical Association, 290, 252-255.
Dana, J., Cain, D.M., and Dawes, R. (2006). What you don’t know won’t hurt me: Costly (but quiet) exit in a dictator game. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 100(2), 193-201.
Dana, J., Weber, R. and J. X. Kuang. (2007). Exploiting Moral Wriggle Room: Behavior Inconsistent with a Preference for Fair Outcomes. Economic Theory, 33, 67-80.
Regenwetter, M., Dana, J., and Davis-Stober, C. (2011). Transitivity of preferences. Psychological Review, 118, 42-56.
Shalvi, S., Dana, J., Handgraaf, M., and DeDreu, C. (2011). Justified Ethicality: Observing Desired Counterfactuals Modifies Ethical Perceptions and Behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115, 181-190.