Ofer Azar received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University and is
now a Full Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
His main research areas include behavioral economics, experimental economics, business strategy, industrial organization, and certain aspects of academic publishing.
Prof. Azar is the Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly the Journal of Socio-Economics), an Associate Editor in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and the Journal of Economic Psychology, and an Advisory Board Member in the SSRN Journals in Behavioral & Experimental Economics.
Prof. Azar served as the President of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), as the Honorary Secretary of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), and as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of The International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP). He is the Vice Chairman and the Head of the Multidisciplinary Specialty in the Department of Business Administration. He also serves as the Teaching Committee Chairperson and the Research Students Committee Chairperson of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.In a ranking of young economists, Prof. Azar was ranked 69th. In 2008 one of his articles was chosen by The New York Times as one of the important ideas of the year, and in 2009 he won the Toronto Prize for Research Excellence of Young Researchers.
Article selected by The New York Times Magazine to be included in the "Year in Ideas 2008" issue