Craig R. Fox, Ph.D.Dr. Craig Fox
Principal Investigator

I am the Harold Williams Chair in Management at the UCLA Anderson School, a professor of Strategy, Management & Organizations, Psychology, and Medicine at UCLA, and Co-Director of the UCLA Interdisciplinary Research Group in Behavioral Decision Making. I joined the UCLA faculty in 2003 after six years at the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University), where I remain an adjunct faculty member.

I earned undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, where I completed my thesis work under the supervision of Daniel Kahneman. I received an M.A. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Stanford University under the supervision of the late Amos Tversky. I am a former associate editor of Management Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. I am currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making and Judgment and Decision Making, and am founding co-editor of the journal Behavioral Science & Policy. In addition, I am co-founder of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association and former president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making.

I teach MBA and executive courses in managerial decision-making, negotiation, leadership, strategy, and dynamic management, as well as Ph.D. courses in decision making. I have previously taught courses at Duke University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Stanford University, Koç University in Istanbul, and the Australian Graduate School of Management. In addition, I have been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Mannheim, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Craig’s CV

Postdoctoral Scholars



Job Krijnen

I am a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA Anderson School of Management. I completed my doctoral degree at the Social Psychology department of Tilburg University (the Netherlands), where I also obtained a master’s degree in economic psychology and a master’s degree in social and behavioral sciences. At Tilburg University, I primarily studied the psychological mechanisms underlying inertia in retirement saving. My research interests include financial decision making (e.g., saving, spending, insuring) and the link between behavioral science and policy.


Graduate Students

Keela ThomsonKeela Thomson

I am a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology at UCLA studying judgment and decision-making. I received my Bachelors decree in Psychology and Economics from the University of Texas at Austin where I conducted my thesis on financial decision-making, and worked at the IC2 Institute think tank studying technology startups and business incubators prior to entering the graduate program at UCLA.


dwaltersDan Walters

I am a doctoral student at the Anderson School of Management. In 2011 I graduated from the MBA program at the Anderson School and prior to that worked in investment banking and at a hedge fund. I completed my BS at NYU Stern in Economics, Finance, and Mathematics. My research interested are in topics related to decision making.