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.
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.
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.
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.