There are two different occasions upon which we examine our own conduct, and endeavour to view it in the light in which the impartial spectator would view it: first, when we are about to act; and, secondly, after we have acted. Our views are apt to be very partial in both cases; but they are apt to be most partial when it is of most importance that they should be otherwise.

- Adam Smith, The Theory of the Moral Sentiments, 1759, part III, chapter IV

Research Papers  

1.  Self-Deception [JMP]

2.  Systematically Skewed Beliefs

3.  Genetic Data Sharing  [with M Wooders, B Malin, and E Vorobeychik]

4.  Behavioral Effects of Minimum Wage Law  [draft available on request]