Agnieszka Anna Tymula
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
School of Economics
The University of Sydney
 
Visiting Affiliated Faculty 
Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making (IISDM)
New York University 
 



Research interest:
Neuroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics and Microeconomic Theory

My goal is to improve scientific understanding of how individuals make decisions. In my work I pose questions that cross traditional boundaries between economics (my original discipline), psychology, neuroscience, public policy, and management. My work focuses on biological foundations of economic preferences. I studied characteristics that explain systematic heterogeneity in decision-making both between individuals (e.g. brain structure, age, gender, socio-economic variables) and within individuals (e.g. thirst, context and feedback). I combine methods from experimental economics, neuroscience, economic theory and psychology. My work has been published in various international journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesManagement Science, American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Neuroscience. My research has also been featured in popular international media such as Time magazine, CNN, NBC News, ABC, Businessweek and BBC News radio.

My ultimate goal is to relate insights from my research to applied work, especially in the area of optimal organizational and incentives design, policy interventions, finance, political economics, and marketing.


Opportunities for students 

If you are a student and are interested in writing your honours thesis in the area of experimental/behavioral economics, you are welcome to get in touch with me using the email address above. 

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