Alison Sanchez

Alison Sanchez
Phone: (619) 260-4851
Office: Olin Hall 237

Assistant Professor in Economics

  • PhD, Economics, University of California San Diego
  • MA, Economics, University of California San Diego
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, University of California San Diego

A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Alison Sanchez joined the University of San Diego School of Business in 2016 as an assistant professor of economics. Her interdisciplinary research combines behavioral economics with techniques and insights from neuroscience, psychology, information theory and machine learning. Her paper “Do Beliefs Justify Actions or Do Actions Justify Beliefs? An Experiment on Stated Beliefs, Revealed Beliefs, and Social-Image Manipulation” is currently featured in the National Bureau for Economic Research Working Paper series. Her mobile application, Prometheus, is currently being utilized in her neuroeconomics research in joint projects with the UCSD School of Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

Selected Publications

  • Miller, N., Sanchez, A., Sklarz, M., Vamosiu, A. (2022) Saving Real Estate Commissions at Any Price: Does Having a Real Estate Agent Influence the Sales Price of a Home?, Journal of Housing Research.
  • Ma, A., Sanchez, A., Ma, M. (2019) The Impact of Patient-Provider Race/Ethnicity Concordance on Provider Visits: Updated Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
  • Sanchez, A., Andreoni, J. Fooling Myself or Fooling Observers? Avoiding Social Pressures By Manipulating Perceptions of Deservingness of Others, Economic Inquiry.