John List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. List received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, and his PhD from the University of Wyoming. List had his first teaching position at the University of Central Florida, and he then moved to the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he still holds an adjunct position, before moving to Chicago. List has been at the forefront of environmental economics and has served as senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors for Environmental and Resource Economics. List is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and a University Fellow at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. List is best known as one of the world's leading experts on experimental economics. His work focuses on microeconomic issues, and includes over 150 academic publications.