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Jason Ralston

Jason Ralston

Assistant Professor of Economics

Jason Ralston first became interested in economics during high school after taking on microeconomics. He later saw the broader scope of economics in college, and became interested on how psychology influences economic behavior. He seeks to reformulate models based on rational economic actors and inform them with insights from psychology and other fields. His focus is on topics of heuristic behavior, limited cognitive resources, game theory, and cooperative games.

Ph.D. Economics
University of California, Irvine
June 2018 

B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Economics
University of Kansas
May 2013

Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, Individual Choice, and Criminal Justice

Stanton Hudja, Jason Ralston, Jason Aimone, Lucas Rentschler, Charles North. An Experimental Exploration of Reasonable Doubt. Journal of Economics Behavior and Organization. June 2023.

Jason Ralston, Jason Aimone, Lucas Rentschler, Charles North. Prosecutor Plea Bargaining and Conviction Rate Structure: Evidence from an Experiment. Public Choice. June 2023.

Jason Ralston and John Duffy. Innovate versus imitate: Theory and experimental evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. September 2020.

ECON 101-A: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 237: Introduction to Econometrics
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