Tom Chang

Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics
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Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tom Chang is an associate professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business and a research fellow at both the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. He received a BS in Physics (1998) and a PhD in economics (2009), both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research focuses on better understanding individual decision-making and its implications for firm behavior.
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Tom Chang, Agne Kajackaite () "Battle of the Thermostat: Gender and the Effects of Temperature ,"  PLOS One.
Tom Chang, Joshua Graff-Zivin, Tal Gross, Matthew Neidell () "The Effect of Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from Call-Center Workers in China ,"  AEJ: Applied Economics  11.
Yongxiang Wang, Tom Chang, Wei Huang () " Something in the Air: Projection Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance ,"  Review of Economic Studies.
Tom Chang, Mireille Jacobson () "Going to Pot? The Impact of Dispensary Closures on Crime ,"  CATO Institute.
Tom Chang, Mireille Jacobson () "When a Retail Store Closes, Crime Increases Around It ,"  Harvard Business Review.
Tom Chang () "Going to Pot? Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Crime ,"  Journal of Urban Economics  100.
Tom Chang, Joshua Graff-Zivin, Tal Gross, Matthew Neidell () "Air Pollution is Making Office Workers Less Productive ,"  Harvard Business Review.
Tom Chang, Mireille Jacobson () "What Do Not-For-Profit Hospitals Maximize? Evidence from California's Seisemic Retrofit Mandate ,".
Tom Chang, Antoinette Schoar () "Judge Specific Difference in Chapter 11 and Firm Outcomes ,".
Tom Chang, Samuel Hartzmark, David Solomon () "Being Surprised by the Unsurprising: Earnings Seasonality and Stock Returns ,"  Review of Financial Studies.
David Solomon, Tom Chang () "Looking for Someone to Blame: Delegation, Cognitive Dissonance and the Disposition Effect ,"  Journal of Finance  71.
Tom Chang, Tal Gross () "How Many Pears Would a Pear Packer Pack if a Pear Packer Could Pack Pears at Quasi-Exogenously Varying Piece Rates? ,"  Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization  99, 1-17.
Tom Chang, Mireille Jacobson () "Eyes Upon the Street: Do Busy Places Have Less Crime ,".
Tom Chang, Mireille Jacobson () "Natural Disaster Management: Earthquake Risk and Hospitals' Provision of Essential Services in California ,"  Regulation versus Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Finance, 11.
Tom Chang, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir () "Experiments in Choice: An Experimental Evaluation of Discrete-Choice Models of Product Differentiation ,".
Tom Chang () "Categorical Consideration: Evidence and Market Implications ,".