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University of Pennsylvania

Department of Psychology



my home department at the University of Wyoming


I am a behavior economist at the Consumer Analytics department at Altisource. I am also an affiliated research scientist at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), the Columbia University, and an affiliated research fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania.

My main research interest is judgement and decision making. Most of my research incorporate both economic modeling and psychological factors. More information on my current research can be found on my research page here.

I am both an economist and a psychologist by training and received a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Wyoming (2007) and a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (2009).

My inner curiosity towards both Homo economicus (Economic Man) and human nature determines my double identities and has guided my research. Thanks to rising new fields, such as decision making and behavior economics, there is a emerging bridge between economists and psychologists. I see myself as becoming a brick of the bridge.


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