Richard H. Thaler

Richard H. Thaler

Richard H. Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business where he director of the Center for Decision Research. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research where he co-directs the behavioral economics project. Professor Thaler’s research lies in the gap between psychology and economics. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance, and has specialized in the study of saving and investing decision making. He is the author of numerous articles and the books Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness (with Cass Sunstein), The Winner’s Curse, and Quasi Rational Economics and was the editor of the collections: Advances in Behavioral Finance, Volumes 1 and 2. He also wrote a series of articles in the Journal of Economics Perspectives called: “Anomalies”. He is now one of the rotating team of economists who write the Economic View column in the Sunday New York Times.