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