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Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
About Me


I am an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Economics. Prior to coming to MSU, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University. My research focuses on the intersection of psychology and economics -- also known as behavioral economics -- and has appeared in academic journals including the American Economic Review, The Review of Economic Studies, and Neuron. Prior to coming to Michigan State University, I worked with the U.S. Army to increase soldiers' psychological resiliency.

I hold a Ph.D. in Social Science (Economics) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon.

Work History


2017 -

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Michigan State University


Research Fellow, Department of Economics

Harvard University

and Visiting Scholar, NOM Unit

Harvard Business School



2008 - 2013

California Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Social Science (Economics)



Antonio Rangel

Matthew Rabin

Colin Camerer

2004 - 2007

University of Oregon

B.S. in Economics

Cum Laude with Departmental Honors

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Office: 25A Marshall Adams Hall

East Lansing, MI 46884

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Tel: 517-355-1863

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