PROF Ragan Petrie

PROF Ragan Petrie


  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Charitable Giving
  • Economics of Education
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Economics



  • Ragan Petrie is an applied microeconomist who uses experimental and behavioral methods to research topics in public and labor economics, including motives for charitable giving, gender differences in bargaining and competition, discrimination, and the economic preferences and decision-making of ´╗┐children´╗┐. She is a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Institute and a Professor in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University.


Member of

  • Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP). Member 2016 -
  • Generosity for Life Initiative, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Board Member 2015 -
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Board Member and Southern Representative 2013 -
  • American Economics Association (AEA). Member 2002 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin 2002

Awards and honors

  • Not in List, 2018