I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. My research aims to shed light on the foundations of individual and collective decision making by integrating insights from psychology and anthropology into economics. Methodologically, all of my work relies on some combination of experiments and surveys. Substantively, I have worked on cultural variation in preferences, beliefs and values as well as bounded rationality in belief formation and choice.


Research

Correlation Neglect in Belief Formation    
Forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies
(with Florian Zimmermann)
[pdf] [experimental instructions]


The Precision of Subjective Data and the Explanatory Power of Economic Models    
Journal of Econometrics, October 2017, vol. 200(2), pp. 378-389.
(with Tilman Drerup and Hans-Martin von Gaudecker)
[pdf] [online appendix]


Global Evidence on Economic Preferences
Revise & Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics
(with Armin Falk, Anke Becker, Thomas Dohmen, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde)
[pdf]


What You See Is All There Is
[pdf]


Kinship Systems, Cooperation and the Evolution of Culture

[pdf]
[VOX column]


Ancient Origins of the Global Variation in Economic Preferences

(with Anke Becker and Armin Falk)
[pdf]


Patience, Accumulation and Comparative Development
(with Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde)
[pdf] [first version]


Moral Values and Voting: Trump and Beyond



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