Office:   UNH 4225
Phone:   310-338-2956
Email:   jkonow at
Office Hours:   Fall 2013
TR 8:10-9:00
and by announcement
and appointment
PhD   University of CA, Los Angeles
MA   University of CA, San Diego
BA   Arizona State University
Areas of Specialization:
Economics and Ethics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics 
Selected Publications
  • Cappelen, Alexander, Konow, James, Sørensen, Erik, and Tungodden, Bertil (2013). "Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness," American Economic Review, 103/4, 1398-1413.  
  • Konow, James (2012). "Adam Smith and the Modern Science of Ethics," Economics and Philosophy, 28/3, 333-362. 
  • Konow, James (2010). "Mixed Feelings: Theories of and Evidence on Giving," Journal of Public Economics, 94/3-4,  279-297.
  • Croson, Rachel, and Konow, James (2009). "Social Preferences and Moral Biases," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 69/3, 201-212.
  • Konow, James (2009). "Is Fairness in the Eye of the Beholder?: An Impartial Spectator Analysis of Justice," Social Choice and Welfare, 33/1, 101-127.