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.

Work in Progress

  1. Inaccurate Statistical Discrimination

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

Published & Forthcoming Papers

  1. Attribution Bias in Consumer Choice

    The Review of Economic Studies (forthcoming) | Kareem Haggag, Devin G. Pope, Kinsey B. Bryant-Lees, and Maarten W. Bos

  2. Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What?

    Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming) | Stefano DellaVigna and Devin G. Pope

  3. Awareness Reduces Racial Bias

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

  4. Mental Budgeting vs. Relative Thinking

    American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings (forthcoming) | Samuel Hirshman, Devin G. Pope, and Jihong Song

  5. What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts

    The Review of Economic Studies (2018) 85(2), 1029–1069 | Stefano DellaVigna and Devin G. Pope

  6. 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

  7. Failure to Refinance

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

  8. 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

  9. Exploring Psychology in the Field: Steps and Examples from the Used-Car Market

    Topics in Cognitive Science (2016) 8, 660–669 | Devin G. Pope

  10. Behavioral Economics: Economics as a Psychological Discipline

    Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making (2015) | Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. How Personal Experience with a Fine Influences Behavior

    Management Science (2012) 58(1), 35-51 | Michael P. Haselhuhn, Devin G. Pope, Maurice E. Schweitzer and Peter Fishman

  23. 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

  24. Round Numbers as Goals: Evidence from Baseball, SAT Takers, and the Lab

    Psychological Science (2011) 22(1), 71-79 | Devin Pope and Uri Simonsohn

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Can Losing Lead to Winning

    Management Science (2011) 57(5), 817-827 | Jonah Berger and Devin G. Pope

  28. 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

  29. Reacting to Rankings: Evidence from "America's Best Hospitals"

    Journal of Health Economics (2009) 28(6), 1154-1165 | Devin G. Pope

  30. 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

  31. Poker Superstars: Skill or Luck?

    CHANCE (2008) 21(4), 25-28 | Rachel Croson, Peter Fishman, and Devin G. Pope

  32. Benefits of Bilingualism: Evidence from Mormon Missionaries

    Economics of Education Review (2008) 27(2), 234-242 | Devin G. Pope

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