Patrick McAlvanah

Economist
Consumer Protection
Phone:
(202) 326-2974
Email Address:
pmcalvanah@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity," with Charles Courtemanche and Garth Heutel, Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • "The House Doesn't Always Win: Evidence of Anchoring Among Australian Bookies," with Charles C. Moul, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013.
  • "Subadditivity, Patience, and Utility: The Effects of Dividing Time Intervals," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010.
  • "Are People More Risk-Taking in the Presence of the Opposite Sex?," Journal of Economic Psychology, 2009.

Education

Washington University in St. Louis
PhD Economics
2008
Washington University in St. Louis
MA Economics
2004
Tulane University
BS Economics
2002

Fields of Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Econometrics

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2008-present