Lydia Ashton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”


― Dr. Seuss ―

Research In Progress

"Hunger Games: The Effect of Hunger on Economic Decisions"

"The Role of Physiological Indicators on Decision Making"


"A Review of Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health", with Nisha Giridhar, Sarah Jane Holcombe, Temina Mandon, Ellie Turner. Behavioral Economics and Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI). Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) Report.

Working Papers

"Hunger Games: Does hunger affect time preferences?"

"The Risk of Hunger: Does hunger affect risk preferences?" with Antoine Nebout.

"Hunger and Social Preferences"

"Left-digit bias and inattention in retail sales: Evidence from a field experiment"

"Using Food Consumption Data to Attribute Sporadic and Outbreak-Associated Infections to Food Sources," with Peter Berck, Jessica Todd, Dana Cole, and Sandra Hoffmann.

"Financial Literacy, Information, and Demand Elasticity: Survey and Experimental Evidence from Mexico," with Justine Hastings, National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 14538, December 2008.

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