Senior Research Scientist
Ph.D. in Economics
EducationPh.D.: University of Massachusetts
ResearchPublic Economics, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics. More specifically, much of my research focuses on the role of fairness in redistributive attitudes and behavior.
Christina Fong and Felix Oberholzer-Gee. “Truth in Giving: Experimental Evidence on the Welfare Effects of Informed Giving to the Poor.” Journal of Public Economics. June 2011, 95(5-6), pp. 436-444.
Christina Fong and Erzo Luttmer, "Do Race and Fairness Matter in Generosity? Evidence from a Nationally Representative Charity Experiment." Journal of Public Economics. June 2011, 95(5-6), pp. 372-394.Urs Fischbacher, Christina Fong and Ernst Fehr, “Fairness, Errors and the Power of Competition.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Oct. 2009, 72(1), pp. 527-545.
Christina Fong and Erzo Luttmer, “What Determines Giving to Hurricane Katrina Victims? Experimental Evidence on Racial Group Loyalty.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. April 2009, 1(2), pp. 64-87.
Giacomo Corneo and Christina Fong, “What’s the Monetary Value of Distributive Justice?” Journal of Public Economics. Feb. 2008, 92(1), pp. 289-308.
Christina Fong, “Evidence from an Experiment on Charity to Welfare Recipients: Reciprocity, Altruism and the Empathic Responsiveness Hypothesis.” Economic Journal. July 2007, 117(522), pp. 1008-1024.
Christina Fong, Samuel Bowles, and Herbert Gintis, “Strong Reciprocity and the Welfare State.” in: Serge-Christophe Kolm and Jean Mercier Ythier, eds. Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Reciprocity, and Altruism. (North-Holland/Elsevier, 2006).
Also in: Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, and Ernst Fehr, eds. Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life. (The MIT Press, 2005).
Shorter version published by invitation: Christina Fong, Samuel Bowles, and Herbert Gintis, “The Behavioural Motives for Income Redistribution.” Australian Economic Review. Sept. 2005, 38(3), pp. 285-197.
Christina Fong, “Social Preferences, Self-Interest, and the Demand for Redistribution.” Journal of Public Economics. Nov. 2001, 82(2), pp. 225-246.
Christina Fong and Kevin McCabe, “Are Decisions Under Risk Malleable?” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Sept. 1999, 96, pp. 10933-10938.
Working PapersAlessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong, “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks.”
Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong, “Online Information and Mechanisms of Discrimination.”
Christina Fong, “Target-Specific Beliefs and Generosity.”
Christina Fong, “Prospective Mobility, Fairness, and the Demand for Redistribution.”