Kate Krause

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Kate earned her B.A. at the University of Minnesota in 1977 and her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1981. She practiced law for several years in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1996 and joined the faculty at UNM that year.

Kate's research has included to work on the emergence of economic behavior in children, gender equity, environmentally responsible behavior and the economic implications of family formation.

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Game Theory

Research Areas

  • Public Economics
  • Economics Behavior of Children
  • Economics of Families

Selected Publications

"GARP for Kids: On the Development of Rational Choice Behavior. The American Economic Review. 91(5): 1539-1545. 2001." William T. Harbaugh, Kate Krause and Tim Berry.

"The Motherhood Wage Penalty: Which Mothers Pay It and Why? The American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings,92(2): 354 ý 358. 2002." Deborah Anderson, Melissa Binder and Kate Krause.

"The Motherhood Gap Revisited: Experience, heterogeneity, work effort and work-schedule flexibility Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 56(2): 273 ý 294. 2003." Deborah Anderson, Melissa Binder and Kate Krause.

"Learning to Bargain. Journal of Economic Psychology. 28 127-42. 2006." W. T. Harbaugh, Kate Krause, and Lise Vesterlund.

"The Fourfold Pattern of Risk Attitudes in Choice and Pricing Tasks. The Economic Journal. 2010. 120(545):595-611." W. T. Harbaugh, Kate Krause, and Lise Vesterlund.

"Same Work, Different Pay? Evidence from a U.S. Public University. Feminist Economics 16(4) 2010." Melissa Binder, Kate Krause, Janie Chermak, Jennifer Thacher and Julia Gilroy.