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Victoria Prowse

Victoria Prowse

Associate Professor of Economics
Marge Magner Chair


Ph.D., Economics, Oxford University

Victoria Prowse is the Magner Chair and an Associate Professor of Economics.

Victoria empirical microeconomist who uses observational and experimental data to advance our understanding of individual, household and group behavior in the labor market and in other settings. Victoria's research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Econometrics.

You can find Victoria's C.V. and publications here.


Journal Articles

  • Gill, D., Kissova, Z., Lee, J., Prowse, V. (2017). First-place Loving and Last-place Loathing: How Rank in the Distribution of Performance Affects Effort Provision. Management Science (forthcoming), | Download |
  • Gill, D. & Prowse, V. (2016). Cognitive Ability, Character Skills, and Learning to Play Equilibrium: A Level-k Analysis. Journal of Political Economy, vol. 124 (6), 619-1676. | Download |
  • Haan, P. & Prowse, V. (2014). Longevity, Life-cycle Behavior and Pension Reform. Journal of Econometrics, vol. 173 (3), 582-601. | Download |
  • Gill, D. & Prowse, V. (2014). Gender Differences and Dynamics in Competition: The Role of Luck. Quantitative Economics, vol. 5 (2), 351-376. | Download |
  • Gill, D. & Prowse, V. (2013). Cheating in the Workplace: An Experimental Study of the Impact of Bonuses and Productivity. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 96 120-134. | Download |
  • Gill, D. & Prowse, V. (2012). A Structural Analysis of Disappointment Aversion in a Real Effort Competition. American Economic Review, vol. 102 (1), 469-503. | Download |
  • Prowse, V. (2012). Modeling Employment Dynamics with State Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, vol. 30 (2), 411-431. | Download |
  • Haan, P. & Prowse, V. (2010). A Structural Approach to Estimating the Effect of Taxation on the Labor Market Dynamics of Older Workers. Econometrics Journal, (13), 3. | Download |
  • Prowse, V. (2009). Modeling the Allocation of Time under Rationing: A Structural Model of Time Allocation Behaviour. Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 41 (1), 90-112. | Download |
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Area(s) of Expertise

labor and public economics, experimental economics, applied economics