Professor Zarghamee's recent research focuses on (i) the impact of mood on economic behavior, (ii) determinants of social preferences, (iii) gender and competition, and (iv) determinants of subjective well-being. Zarghamee has done consulting work for the World Bank, and her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among other outlets. Professor Zarghamee received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University.
We’re buying things that are not what we were buying three weeks ago, and not buying things we were buying three weeks ago. The night before the quarantine started in New York, the line at the GameStop in Harlem was around the corner. It’s not totally clear that buying sooner isn’t better than buying later for yourself. It’s also unclear what you would be buying in the future and whether the prices are going to be reasonable.26 February 2021