Sarah Taylor

I’m creating scarcity. Drives the prices up.

- Rizzo the Rat, Muppet Christmas Carol


Assistant Professor



Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan (2013)
  • M.A., Economics, University of Michigan (2010)
  • B.S., Logic and Computation, Carnegie Mellon University (2008)

I am...

a believer that economics is a tool for better understanding our world. I am enthusiastic about the many fields of study in economics but my greatest interests are in applied microeconomics, including environmental economics, public economics, game theory and behavioral economics.


Assistant Professor

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

drawing inspiration from many areas of study in my teaching and research.

Recent publications:

Published Papers

“Behavioral Mechanism Design: Evidence from the Modified First-Price Auctions” with Y.  Masatlioglu and N.  Uler, 2012, Review of Economic Design, 2012, Volume 16, Numbers 2-3, 159-173.

Working Papers

“Growing Up in a Steel Town: Early-Life Pollution Exposure and Later-Life Mortality” forthcoming Social Science History.

“’Tell All the Truth, but Tell it Slant’: Testing Models of Media Bias” (with Collin Raymond)  revised draft of dissertation essay.

Work in Progress

“Estimation with imperfectly-matched records from two data sources: A maximum likelihood approach”