Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University
Faculty Research Fellow, 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. I have worked on cultural variation in preferences, beliefs and values as well as bounded rationality in belief formation and choice.


Publications

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


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


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)



Working Papers

What You See Is All There Is
Revise and resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics
[pdf]



Kinship Systems, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Culture

[pdf]
[VOX column] [Winner of Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award]


Moral Values and Voting
[pdf]


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]




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