Scott Ogawa
Scott Ogawa

Lecturer of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Print Overview
Scott Ogawa's research focuses on the economics of education and the decisions of students and teachers. He has applied the techniques of experimental economics to ask whether students who pay more for their education put forth more effort. More generally, he is interested in the behavioral effects of price on product utilization. He has been a fellow for the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and has a strong interest in undergraduate economics education.
Print Vita
PhD, 2013, Economics, Northwestern University
MA, 2009, Economics, Northwestern University
MS, 2004, Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems), Standford University
BS, 2003, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Academic Positions
Lecturer, Northwestern University, 2013-present
Teacher, Lakeside School, 2004-2008

Grants and Awards
Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Stanford, 2003
Distinguished Teaching Assistant, Northwestern Economics, 2009-2010
Teaching Assistant Fellow, Searle Center, 2010
Fellow, Institute for Education Sciences, 2010-2013

Print Research
Working Papers
Ogawa, Scott. Separately Identifying the Screening, Signaling, and Sunk-Cost Effects of Price: Do Students Who Pay More Study More?.
Ogawa, Scott, John List, Sally Sadoff and Phuong Ta. Using Experimental Economics to Screen for Effective Teachers.
Ogawa, Scott and Zenon Zabinski. Endogenous Class Size: Why it is difficult to observe heterogeneous ability among cooperative workers.
Ogawa, Scott and Ken Onishi. Belief Effects: Optimal Design for Randomized Trials.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Microeconomic Analysis (MECN-430-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Managerial Economics.

Among the topics this core course addresses are economic analysis and optimal decisions, consumer choice and the demand for products, production functions and cost curves, market structures and strategic interactions, and pricing and non-price concepts. Cases and problems are used to understand economic tools and their potential for solving real-world problems.