BA, Summa cum Laude, Political Science, University of Arizona
PhD, Economics, California Institute of Technology
At Haas since 2009
2009 - Present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2008 - 2009, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2006 - 2008, Beckman Fellow, Beckman Institute
External Service and Assignments
- Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Economic Review, Economics and Philosophy, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Emotion, Journal of Neuroscience, etc.
- Member, American Economic Association, Economic Science Association, Society for Advancement of Economic Theory, Physiological Society of Japan, Society for Neuroeconomics, Society for Neuroscience
Selected Papers and Publications
- “The Wick in the Candle of Learning: Epistemic curiosity activates reward circuitry and enhances memory,” with Kang, Min-Jeong, Ian Krajbich, George Loewenstein, Samuel McClure, Joseph Wang, and Colin Camerer. Psychological Science, Forthcoming.
- “Reappraising Loss Aversion: Manipulating Choices With Emotion Regulation Strategies,” with Sokol-Hessner, Peter, Nina Curley, Mauricio Delgado, Colin Camerer, and Elizabeth Phelps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (2009): 5035-5040.
- “Neural Response to Anticipated Reward under Risk is Nonlinear in Probabilities,” with Ian Krajbich, Chen Zhao, and Colin Camerer. Journal of Neuroscience 29 (2009): 2231-2237.
- “Explicit Neural Signals Reflecting Reward Uncertainty,” with Schultz, Wolfram, Kerstin Preuschoff, Colin Camerer, Christopher Fiorillo, Philippe Tobler, and Peter Bossaerts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 363 (2008): 3801-3811.
- “The Right and the Good: Distributive Justice and Neural Encoding of Equity and Efficiency,” with Cédric Anen and Steven Quartz. Science 320 (2008): 1092-1095.
- “Neural Systems Responding to Degrees of Uncertainty In Human Decision Making,” with Meghana Bhatt, Ralph Adolphs, Daniel Tranel, and Colin Camerer. Science 310 (2005): 1624-1625.
- “Experiments in the Dynamics of General Equilibrium Systems: Divergence, Closed Cycles and Convergence,” with Hirota, Masayoshi, Charles Plott, and Brian Rogers. Working Paper.
- “A Game Theoretic Model of Elections with Spatial and Distributive Preferences.” Working Paper.
Honors and Awards
- Beckman Fellowship, 2006-2008
- Russell Sage Foundation Small Grant in Behavioral Economics, 2005-2006
- Everhart Lecture Series Speaker, 2006
- Li Ming Fellowship, 2005
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