David L. Dickinson

Research Fellow

Appalachian State University

David L. Dickinson is a Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CERPA (Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis) at Appalachian State University, and a Research Affiliate at the Economic Science Institute (Chapman University). His research is in a variety of areas using experimental/behavioral economics methodology. Current research of his continues to include labor and personnel economics topics: discrimination, punishment and reward in public goods environments, and the effects of sleep deprivation on decision-making. David earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Arizona in 1997.

David was an early adopter of experimental economics methodology to study labor market issues, including on- and off-the-job labor/leisure choices, work team incentives, and incentive effects of different dispute resolution mechanisms. His current research program in “sleep and decision making” has broad application and includes implications for labor markets where shift work dictates differential levels of sleepiness across employees. His research has been regularly supported over the years by several distinct National Science Foundation grants. His publications have appeared in Nature Human Behaviour, Games and Economic Behavior, European Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Public Economics, PLOS ONE, and the Journal of Sleep Research, to name a few.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2014.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8710
revised version published as "Thinking about Decisions: An integrative Approach of Person and Task Factors." in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Early-View available online Feb 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2175
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8709
revised version published in: Theory and Decision, 2016 (online June 25) DOI: 10.1007/s11238-016-9559-7
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8218
Revised version published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 126, 74-85
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3205
revised version published as 'Job allocation rules and sorting efficiency: Experimental Outcomes in a Peter Principle Environment.' in: Southern Economic Journal, 2012, 78 (3), 842-859
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2832
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2011, 32 (3), 295-306
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2305
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2009, 76 (1), 16-31
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1222
revised version published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2008, 63 (1), 56-76.