National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 (email)
My research spans broadly the areas of development economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics and international relations. I hold an MA in International Economics and Arabic/Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a BA in Mathematics/Economics.
This course provides an overview of behavioral economics, an emerging subfield which integrates insights from psychology into economic models of behavior. We'll study ways in which individuals systematically depart from assumptions such as perfect rationality, self interest, time consistency, etc. The course is divided into three sections: (i) non-standard preferences, (ii) non-standard beliefs, and (iii) non-standard decision rules.
Despite it being a huge humanitarian problem, why is HIV/AIDS the wrong disease to attack in Africa even if the objective is lowering overall HIV prevalence? What do neuroscience and economics have in common? If monthly gym members pay higher fees than annual gym members for the option to cancel each month, why are they much more likely to stay enrolled beyond one year than users committing for a year? If the price for an average meal has stayed relatively stable, how can restaurants afford offering increasingly bigger food portions to their customers?