Assistant Professor
Department of Economics


I am an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Economics and a faculty affiliate in the Social Science Data Analytics Program. Prior to coming to MSU, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. My research focuses on the intersection of psychology and economics -- also known as behavioral economics -- and has appeared in 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.


My CV is available here.



2017 -

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

and Social Science Data Analytics Program

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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