Ian Chadd

Assistant Professor, Economics

I am an experimental and behavioral economist working primarily on issues surrounding limited attention, reciprocity, and risk preferences. I received his PhD in Economics in 2019 from the University of Maryland, College Park under the advisement of Erkut Ozbay and Emel Filiz-Ozbay. My work has been funded in part by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant and by the US Department of Energy.


I am currently working on several projects concerning limited attention, including joint work with Emel Filiz-Ozbay (UMD) and Erkut Ozbay (UMD) on how irrelevant information can affect “choice paralysis” or choice delay. I am also in the early stages of several projects on gender and economic preferences. These include a project on gender and artificial intelligence with Kirby Nielsen (Stanford) and Siri Isaksson (Norwegian School of Economics) and another on competitiveness preferences in transgender individuals with Elif Osun (UMD).


Recent projects include work on the effects of irrelevant information on choice (R&R at the Journal of Economic Theory), the interaction between reciprocal preferences and risk (under review), and limited consideration within a product network.


PhD, Economics University of Maryland, College Park, 2019 BA, Economics Wittenberg University, 2013