Lydia Ashton

Assistant Professor

Department of Consumer Science
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lydia Ashton

Lydia Ashton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Consumer Science Department. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resources economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are in psychology and economics, experimental economics, and public policy. She has used both lab and field experiments as well as big data to study the effect that psychology and physiology (e.g. inattention, fatigue, hunger) have on economic decision-making. Professor Ashton has also worked on studies ranging from topics on social security disability insurance, retirement savings, and social security privatization to income shocks and consumption patterns for low-income households.

Lydia Ashton's Research Interests

  • Psychology and economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Public policy

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