Research/Areas of Interest:
Applied Microeconomics, Behavioral / Experimental Economics
PhD Economics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States, 2013
BA Economics, Barnard College, New York, United States, 2004
Laura K. Gee is an Associate Professor of Economics at Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego, and her B.A. from Barnard College at Columbia University. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, and Experimental Economics. Her research has also been written about in the popular press in outlets such as CBS News, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune. Her research is in behavioral economics — with a particular focus on how individual decision making is influenced by group dynamics. She currently has two main lines of research. One line is about punishment and the provision of public goods including charitable contributions. The second is about the relationship between behavioral factors/social networks and labor markets. Her studies rely on both lab and field experiments, as well as observational data.