BA Magna Cum Laude, Psychology, Carleton College
MS, Organization Behavior, Northwestern University
PhD, Organization Behavior, Northwestern University
At Haas since 2010
2010 - present, Associate Professor, Management of Organizations Group, Haas School of Business
2005 - 2010, Director, Center for Behavioral Decision Research, Carnegie Mellon University
2005 - 2010, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon University
2006 - 2010, Carnegie Bosch Faculty Development Chair, Carnegie Mellon University
2005 - 2006, Tepper Faculty Giving Chair, Carnegie Mellon University
2002 - 2003, Xerox Junior Faculty Research Chair, Carnegie Mellon University
2000 - 2005, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon University
Affiliated faculty, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
Affiliated faculty, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University
Courtesy appointment in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
2008 - 2009, Visiting Faculty, Haas School of Business
2007, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Australian Graduate School of Management
2004, Visiting Researcher in Social Psychology, Universität Würzburg
2003, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Australian Graduate School of Management
External Service and Assignments
- Administrative Science Quarterly (2009 - present)
- Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2007 - present)
- Organization Science (2007 - 2010)
Current Research and Interests
Don Moore’s research interests focus on overconfidence, including when people think they’re better than they are, when they think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. His work examines overconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.
Selected Papers and Publications
- “Keeping the illusion of control under control: Ceilings, floors, and imperfect calibration,” with F. Gino and Z. Sharek. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 114 (2011): 104-114.
- “Competing to be certain (but wrong): Market dynamics and excessive confidence in judgment” with J. R. Radzevick. Management Science 57 (2011): 93-106.
- "When Sunlight Fails to Disinfect: Understanding the Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest," with D. M. Cain and G. Loewenstein. Journal of Consumer Research 37, no. 5 (2010): 836-857.
- "The Trouble with Overconfidence," with P. J. Healy. Psychological Review 115, no. 2 (2008): 502-517.
- "Correspondence Bias in Performance Evaluation: Why Grade Inflation Works," with S. A. Swift, Z. S. Sharek, and F. Gino. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 36, no. 6 (2010), 843-852.
- "Error and Bias in Comparative Judgment: On Being Both Better and Worse than We Think We Are," with D. A. Small. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 92, no. 6 (2007), 972-989.
- Leading People
- Negotiation, dispute resolution, and joint problem solving
- Decision making
Honors and Awards
- Best paper award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management, August 2011.
- IARPA. Research grant for: Exploring the Optimal Forecasting Frontier with B. Mellers and P. Tetlock, 2011-2015.
- Cummings Scholar Award from the Academy of Management, recognizing "significant scholarly achievement during the early- to mid-career stage," 2007.
- Best paper award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management, August 2007.
- Weil Prize (CMU) for the paper "Bayesian overconfidence" with Paul J. Healy, 2007.
- National Science Foundation. Research grant for: Correspondence Bias in Performance Appraisal: Why Selecting an Easy Task is a Recipe for Success with Francesca Gino, Zachariah Sharek, and Samuel Swift, 2007-2009.
- National Science Foundation. Research grant for: Error and Bias in Comparative Judgment, 2005-2008.
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