Philipp Sadowski

Philipp Sadowski

Associate Professor of Economics

External Address: 
203 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1817
Office Hours: 
By appointment.

Philipp Sadowski's work focuses on microeconomic theory, decision theory and behavioral economics. A central research interest is to better understand the interaction between observable economic behavior and the often not directly observable formation of beliefs. Topics include subjective learning, rational inattention, changing tastes, and other-regarding motives such as shame and magical thinking. Philipp's research has been published in leading journals, presented internationally, and supported by the National Science Foundation.

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2008
  • M.S., University of Bonn 2002

Dillenberger, D., and P. Sadowski. “Stable behavior and generalized partition.” Economic Theory 68, no. 2 (September 1, 2019): 285–302. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00199-018-1122-z. Full Text

Daley, B., and P. Sadowski. “Magical thinking: A representation result.” Theoretical Economics 12, no. 2 (May 1, 2017): 909–56. https://doi.org/10.3982/TE2099. Full Text

Sadowski, P. “Overeagerness.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 131 (November 1, 2016): 114–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2016.08.014. Full Text

Krishna, R Vijay, and Philipp Sadowski. “Randomly Evolving Tastes and Delayed Commitment.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 218 (June 9, 2016). Open Access Copy

Dillenberger, David, and Philipp Sadowski. “Inertial Behavior and Generalized Partition.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 216 (May 1, 2016). Open Access Copy

Dillenberger, David, R Vijay Krishna, and Philipp Sadowski. “Subjective Dynamic Information Constraints.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 214 (April 3, 2016). Open Access Copy

Dillenberger, David, R Vijay Krishna, and Philipp Sadowski. “Supplement to 'Subjective Dynamic Information Constraints'.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 215 (April 1, 2016). Open Access Copy

Conrad, R. F., B. Hool, and D. Nekipelov. “The Role of Royalties in Resource Extraction Contracts.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 195 (September 30, 2015). Open Access Copy

Dillenberger, D., J. S. Lleras, P. Sadowski, and N. Takeoka. “A theory of subjective learning.” Journal of Economic Theory 153, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 287–312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2014.07.003. Full Text Open Access Copy

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Selected Grants

Evolution and Adaptation: Ambiguity Attitudes with Optimal Risk Preferences awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Collaborative Research: Dynamic Rational Inattention: Theory and Applications awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018