My interests are in behavioral economics, experimental economics, and game theory. I recently defended my Ph.D. from the Harvard Economics department. My committee consisted of Al Roth, Drew Fudenberg, Uma Karmarkar and David Laibson.
I am interested in better understanding our everyday behavior by bringing insights about human decision-making from psychology into economics. I want to use psychology to answer the question: "how do people behave?" and blend that with economics to answer the question: "what would happen if lots of people behaved like this?"
Currently I'm working (with some awesome collaborators!) on doing this in three areas:
- social preferences
- intertemporal choice/self-control
- decisions under uncertainty
I'm also interested in how we can use the power of online tools like Amazon's Mechanical Turk to conduct better, faster and larger experiments on human behavior and social interactions.
My published and working papers are available on my research page.
There is lots of cool behavioral economics going on in the Boston area. The link above to Behavioral in Boston tries to put together a list of courses/ seminars and other resources that those who are interested in behavioral economics can attend. If you have any suggestions for other things to add to the list (for example, I'm missing things from BU), please contact me and I'll add them.