I am John List, economist and author of The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life. AMA!
Hi, I am John List, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department at the University of Chicago.
My passion is using field experiments to explore economic questions. I view field experiments as a unique way in which to obtain data because they force the researcher to understand everyday phenomena, many of which we stumble upon frequently. Here is a link to my personal website: http://home.uchicago.edu/jlist/
I have just release a book with Uri Gneezy, titled The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life. We share stories of our experiences conducting field experiments all over the world - we learned a lot and had a whole lot of fun too.
Here is my proof: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/xPiFRxb.jpg?1[/IMG]
UPDATE: Thanks for coming to the site gang! I have to leave now but I will check back later for questions and try to answer all of them. Also, please let me know what you think about the WHY AXIS! Best, John