Ragan Petrie is an applied microeconomist who uses field and lab experiments to research 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 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.
- Ph.D. in Economics & Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison - (Madison, Wisconsin, United States) 2002
- M.A. in Economics and Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh - (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) 1993
- B.A. in French, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - (Urbana, Illinois, United States) 1987