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Shannon White

Shannon White

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Education

BA, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Philosophy, Boston University
MPP, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Background

Prior to graduate education, Shannon was a Senior Associate at the ideas42, where she developed behavioral interventions for social impact. Previous projects include developing a postsecondary education preparation program in New York City, diagnosing causes of low savings rates in the Philippines, and conducting experiments to understand advisor-client dynamics in the market for financial advice.

Research Interests

Shannon's research uses principles of marketing and management science to understand and improve real-world policies, from consumer financial decision making to diversity initiatives. Recent work has focused on how consumers navigate marketplaces with increasingly complex fees.

Selected Presentations & Publications

White, S.M., Sussman, A., & Beckett, D. When shrouded prices seem transparent: A preference for error-inducing complexity. (Under review for special issue of Journal of Marketing)

  • Accepted for presentation by White, S.M., at the annual AMA Marketing + Public Policy conference, Washington, D.C. (June 2019).
  • Accepted for presentation by White, S.M., at the annual Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making, Boulder, CO (May 2019).
  • Presented by White, S.M., at the annual meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Savannah, GA (February 2018). One of four finalists for Best Competitive Paper Award.
  • Presented by White, S.M., at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, New Orleans, LA (November 2018).

Feasel, S., White, S.M., & Risen, J.L. Mixed-identity individuals in intergroup contact: The case of Palestinian Citizens of Israel. (Revise and Resubmit for special issue of Self & Identity)

White, S.M., Risen, J.L, & Schroeder, J. When enemies become close: Predicting outgroup friendship formation at a summer youth camp for Israelis and Palestinians. (Analysis completed, draft in progress)