Devin G. Pope

Professor of Behavioral Science and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1610

Focus areas: Behavioral Economics, Discrimination

Devin Pope studies a variety of topics at the intersection of economics and psychology. He has published work in top economics outlets such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economic Studies. He has also published in psychology and multidisciplinary outlets such as Management Science and Psychological Science.

Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 2010, Pope was on the faculty at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007 and a BA in economics from Brigham Young University in 2002.

Inaccurate Statistical Discrimination
Working Paper | J. Aislinn Bohren, Kareem Haggag, Alex Imas, and Devin G. Pope

Published & Forthcoming Papers
Attribution Bias in Consumer Choice
The Review of Economic Studies (forthcoming) | Kareem Haggag, Devin G. Pope, Kinsey B. Bryant-Lees, and Maarten W. Bos

Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What?
Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming) | Stefano DellaVigna and Devin G. Pope

Awareness Reduces Racial Bias
Management Science (forthcoming) | Devin G. Pope, Joseph Price, and Justin Wolfers

Mental Budgeting vs. Relative Thinking
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings (forthcoming) | Samuel Hirshman, Devin G. Pope, and Jihong Song

What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts 
The Review of Economic Studies (2018) 85(2), 1029–1069 | Stefano DellaVigna and Devin G. Pope

Reference-Dependent Preferences: Evidence from Marathon Runners
Management Science (2017) 63(6), 1657-1672 | Eric J. Allen, Patricia M. Dechow, Devin G. Pope, and George Wu

Failure to Refinance
Journal of Financial Economics (2016) 122(3), 482-499 | Benjamin J. Keys, Devin G. Pope, Jaren C. Pope 

Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2016) 8(4), 195-229 | Nicola Lacetera, Bradley J. Larsen, Devin G. Pope, and Justin R. Sydnor 

Exploring Psychology in the Field: Steps and Examples from the Used-Car Market
Topics in Cognitive Science (2016) 8, 660–669 | Devin G. Pope 

Behavioral Economics: Economics as a Psychological Discipline
Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making (2015) | Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor 

Focal Points and Bargaining in the Housing Market
Games and Economic Behavior (2015) 93(C), 89-107 | Devin G. Pope, Jaren C. Pope, and Justin R. Sydnor 

The Impact of Time Between Cognitive Tasks on Performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement Exams 
Economics of Education Review (2015) 48, 30-40 | Devin G. Pope and Ian Fillmore 

The Psychological Effect of Weather on Car Purchases
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2015) 130(1), 371-414 | Meghan R. Busse, Devin G. Pope, Jaren C. Pope, and Jorge Silva-Risso 

When Walmart Comes to Town: Always Low Housing Prices? Always? 
Journal of Urban Economics (2015) 87, 1-13 | Devin G. Pope and Jaren C. Pope 

Does Online Search Crowd Out Traditional Search and Improve Matching Efficiency? Evidence from Craigslist 
Journal of Labor Economics (2014) 32(2), 259-303 | Kory Kroft and Devin G. Pope 

Understanding College Application Decisions: Why College Sports Success Matters 
Journal of Sports Economics (2014) 15(2), 107-131 | Devin G. Pope and Jaren C. Pope 

Estimating the Effect of Salience in Wholesale and Retail Car Markets 
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2013) 103(3), 570-74 | Meghan R. Busse, Nicola Lacetera, Devin G. Pope, Jorge Silva-Risso, and Justin R. Sydnor 

Improving College Performance and Retention the Easy Way: Unpacking the ACT Exam
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2013) 5(2), 26-52 | Eric P. Bettinger, Brent J. Evans, and Devin G. Pope 

Heuristic Thinking and Limited Attention in the Car Market 
American Economic Review (2012) 102(5), 2206-2236 | Nicola Lacetera, Devin G. Pope, and Justin R. Sydnor 

An Age Penalty in Racial Preferences 
Social Psychological and Personality Science (2012) 3, 730-37 | Deborah A. Small, Devin G. Pope, and Michael I. Norton 

Crime and Property Values: Evidence from the 1990's Crime Drop 
Regional Science and Urban Economics (2012) 42, 177-188 | Devin G. Pope and Jaren C. Pope 

The Impact of Personal Experience on Behavior:  Evidence from Video-Rental Fines
Management Science (2012) 58(1), 35-51 | Michael P. Haselhuhn, Devin G. Pope, Maurice E. Schweitzer and Peter Fishman 

Implementing Anti-Discrimination Policies in Statistical Profiling Models 
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2011) 3(3), 206-231 | Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor 

Round Numbers as Goals: Evidence from Baseball, SAT Takers, and the Lab
Psychological Science (2011) 22(1), 71-79 | Devin Pope and Uri Simonsohn

Is Tiger Woods Loss Averse? Persistent Bias in the Face of Experience, Competition, and High Stakes 
American Economic Review (2011) 101(1), 129-157 | Devin G. Pope and Maurice E. Schweitzer 

What's in a Picture? Evidence of Discrimination from 
Journal of Human Resources (2011) 46(1), 53-92 | Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor 

Can Losing Lead to Winning 
Management Science (2011) 57(5), 817-827 | Jonah Berger and Devin G. Pope 

A New Perspective on Stereotypical Gender Differences in Test Scores 
Journal of Economic Perspectives (2010) 24(2), 95-108 | Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor 

Reacting to Rankings: Evidence from "America's Best Hospitals" 
Journal of Health Economics (2009) 28(6), 1154-1165 | Devin G. Pope 

The Impact of College Sports Success on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications
Southern Economic Journal (2009) 75(3), 750-780 | Devin G. Pope and Jaren C. Pope 

Poker Superstars: Skill or Luck? 
CHANCE (2008) 21(4), 25-28 | Rachel Croson, Peter Fishman, and Devin G. Pope 

Benefits of Bilingualism: Evidence from Mormon Missionaries 
Economics of Education Review (2008) 27(2), 234-242 | Devin G. Pope 

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