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Behavioral Economics, Applied Microeconomic Theory


My primary fields of interest are behavioral economics and applied microeconomic theory. My research has followed two broad lines of inquiry: (1) self-control through goal-setting and (2) the role of uncertainty in decision-making, in settings such as social interaction, the evaluation of expert advice, and reporting sexual misconduct.


Princeton University, Ph.D.
Princeton University, M.A.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Courses Taught
  • ECON 207a Managerial Economics
  • ECON 301a Advanced Microeconomics I
  • ECON/FIN 209a Behavioral Finance and Economics
  • Hsiaw, Alice. "Reporting Sexual Misconduct in the #MeToo Era." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2020). (forthcoming)
  • Hsiaw, Alice. "Goal Bracketing and Self-Control." Games and Economic Behavior 111. (2018): 100-121.
  • Harding, Matthew and Alice Hsiaw. "Goal Setting and Energy Conservation." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107. 0 (2014): 209-227.
  • Hsiaw, Alice. "Learning Tastes Through Social Interaction." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107. 0 (2014): 64-85.
  • Hsiaw, Alice. "Goal-Setting and Self-Control." Journal of Economic Theory 148. 2 (2013): 601-626.