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Daniel Stone


dan stoneAssistant Professor
Economics Program
Ballard Hall 315
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Phone: (541)737-1477

Biographical Information

Daniel F. Stone, Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. He joined the OSU Economics Department in 2008.

Research Interests

My research is primarily on information, uncertainty and individual decision-making, with applications to media and politics.  The overarching motivation is to better understand why people in general do not make more informed and thus better decisions despite the prevalence of available information all around us.  I use both empirical analysis and formal theoretical models in my work.  I often use sports datasets for several reasons (in no order): 1) public availability; 2) large sample sizes; 3) they’re relatively clean; 4) they're fun.


  • microeconomics
  • applied econometrics

Selected Papers

“A Signal-Jamming Model of Persuasion: Interest Group Funded Policy Research,”

Social Choice and Welfare, 37(3), 2011, p.397–424.

“Ideological Media Bias,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 78(3), 2011, p. 256–271.