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Petrie, Ragan Professor


Ragan Petrie is an applied microeconomist who uses field and lab experiments to study topics in public and labor economics, including motives for charitable giving, gender differences in bargaining and competition, discrimination, and the economic preferences of children.

She is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University and a University Presidential Impact Fellow and Cornerstone Faculty Fellow in Liberal Arts. She holds the Elton Lewis Faculty Fellowship in Liberal Arts at A&M and is a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Institute at University of Melbourne in Australia.

She received a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Economics, a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor's degree in French from University of Illinois.

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