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Patrick McAlvanah


Bureau, Office or Division
Consumer Protection
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Selected Publications

  • "Pay Every Subject or Pay Only Some?," with Lisa R. Anderson, Beth A. Freeborn, and Andrew Turscak, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2022.
  • "Time Preferences and Consumer Behavior," with David Bradford, Charles Courtemanche, Garth Heutel, and Christopher Ruhm, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2017.
  • "Patient Hand-Off and Evaluation (PHONE) Study: A Randomized Trial of Patient Handoff Methods," with Jesse Clanton, American Journal of Surgery, 2017.
  • "Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity," with Charles Courtemanche and Garth Heutel, Economic Journal, 2015.
  • "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.


Washington University in St. Louis
PhD Economics
Washington University in St. Louis
MA Economics
Tulane University
BS Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Econometrics

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

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