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 on Informal Sector Wages [draft available on request]

STATA Code 

1.  Sample 1 (makes the tables and pictures in Self-Deception)

2.  Sample 2 (Systematically Skewed Beliefs)

3.  Sample 3 (Genetic Data Sharing)