Anya Samek

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Colleges

Anya Samek is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2010 and was a Griffin Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago in 2010-2012. She is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Science of Philanthropy Initiative, a University of Chicago project aimed at advancing the science of philanthropy through economic methods. Anya is an applied microeconomist and primarily uses the methodology of experimental economics to answer research questions primarily in the areas of health, child development and charitable giving. Anya has training and experience in both laboratory and field experiment approaches, and believes that the two are complementary. She also believes in the value of interdisciplinary research for advancing the science of economics.