Ballard Hall 315
Oregon State University
Daniel F. Stone, Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. He joined the OSU Economics Department in 2008.
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.
- applied econometrics
“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.