Erin L. Krupka is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She received her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1997 and her Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 2000. In 2007 she completed her Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. In her research she explores how social and environmental factors influence behavior using both laboratory and field experiments. Her current research focuses primarily on two areas: social norms and inter-temporal choice. Her research on social norms suggests why individuals might engage in behaviors which appear inconsistent with self-interest and suggests why trivial modifications to a decision context can change behavior significantly. Her research on inter-temporal choice suggests that elicited impatience estimates are sensitive to environmental factors which, in turn, may have implications for high interest credit use among financially vulnerable populations.
She joined IZA as a Research Associate in July 2007. After leaving for Michigan, she became a Research Fellow in September 2009.