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

Masatlioglu, Yusufcan, Sarah Taylor, and Neslihan Uler. “Behavioral mechanism design: evidence from the modified first-price auctions.” Review of Economic Design 16, no. 2-3 (2012): 159-173.

Taylor, Sarah. “Growing Up in a Steel Town: Early-Life Pollution Exposure and Later-Life Mortality.” Social Science History 44, no. 1 (2020): 117-142.

Raymond, Collin, and Sarah Taylor. “Tell All the Truth, but Tell it Slant: Identifying Media Bias.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Conditional Acceptance.

Submission in Progress:

“The Economics of Local Air Quality Alerts” with Edson Severnini and David Adler

“Public Health or the Economy? Evidence from Air Pollution Action Days across U.S. Cities” with Edson Severnini and David Adler

Work in Progress

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