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Jennifer Pate, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jennifer Pate, Ph.D. Jennifer Pate, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



Jennifer Pate, Ph.D. Publication Jennifer Pate, Ph.D. Publication



In today’s economy, even two-income families struggle to make ends meet



Dr. Jennifer Pate is a Professor of Economics at Loyola Marymount University. She is also currently serving as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Programs for Liberal Arts.

Education (3)

Purdue University: Ph.D., Economics 2005

Purdue University: M.S., Economics 2002

University of California at Davis: B.A., Economics 2001


Areas of Expertise (6)

General Economics

Industrial Organization

Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Applied Microeconomics

Public Economics

Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity

Industry Expertise (3)


Legal Services

Market Research

Accomplishments (8)

Economic Science Association Co-Organizer and Host Institution

2019 North American ESA Meeting, Los Angeles, California

Loyola Marymount University

Economics Teacher of the Year, 2020 Economics Teacher of the Year, 2015 Economics Teacher of the Year, 2011

President of the LMU Faculty Senate

May 2013-May 2015

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

John Popiden Distinguished Faculty Service Award, 2014

Loyola Marymount University

Crimson & Blue Awards, Outstanding Professor, 2011

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Economics Honor Society, 2000

Golden Key

National Honor Society, 2000

Order of Omega

Honor Society, 2000

Affiliations (4)

  • The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
  • Economic Science Association
  • American Economic Association
  • National Association of Forensic Economics

Event Appearances (7)

Conference Presentation; Los Angeles, CA

Coordination and Priming in a Threshold Volunteer’s Dilemma Game  October 2019

Conference Presentation; Vancouver, Canada

Once, Twice, Three Times a Candidate  July 2019

Invited Speaker; University of Richmond

Getting Past the Gender Gap in Political Ambition  October 2018

Invited Speaker; Purdue University

Getting Past the Gender Gap in Political Ambition  April 2018

Conference Presentation; University of California, San Diego

Temptation and Cheating: Experimental Evidence  June 2017

Conference Presentation; University of Virginia

Cost Asymmetry and Incomplete Information in a Volunteer's Dilemma Experiment  September 2016

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Research Grants (6)

Research Grant

The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) 

November 2019

Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University 

2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016

Faith and Justice Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University 


Small Grants Program in Behavioral Sciences

Russell Sage Foundation 


Dissertation Research Grant

Purdue Research Foundation 


Experimental Research Grant

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship 


Courses (5)

Econ 4500

Industrial Organization

Econ 4340

Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Econ 3480

Economics in Film and Fiction

Econ 3520

The Economics of Giving

Econ 1050

Introduction to Economics (1 semester, Micro and Macro)

Articles (9)

Getting Past the Gender Gap in Political Ambition

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Pate, Jennifer; Fox, Richard

165, 166-183. 2018

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Temptation and Cheating Behavior: Experimental Evidence

Journal of Economic Psychology

Pate, Jennifer

67, 135–148, 2018

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Cost Asymmetry and Incomplete Information in a Volunteer's Dilemma

Social Choice and Welfare

Healy, Andrew J.; Pate, Jennifer G.

51, 465-4912, April 2018

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Trust, Reputation, and Bidding Behaviour in Online Mystery Auctions

Applied Economics Letters

Chiou, Lesley; Pate, Jennifer

25:10, 702-706, July 2017

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Can Teams Help to Close the Gender Competition Gap?

Economic Journal

Healy, Andrew; Pate Jennifer


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Internet Auctions and Frictionless Commerce: Evidence from the Retail Gift Card Market

Review of Industrial Organization

Chiou, Lesley; Pate, Jennifer

36, 295-304, 2010

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An Experimental Examination of Competitor-Based Price Guarantees

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Datta Mago, Shakun, Pate, Jennifer G.

70, 342-360, 2009

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Markets: Gift Cards

The Journal of Economic Perspectives

Pate, Jennifer

21:2, 227–238, Spring 2007

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