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Bren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor of Biology

Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuropsychology; Neuroscience of Emotion; Social Neuroscience

Assistant Professor of Economics

Information Transmission in Elections; Effects of Cheap-Talk Communication in Strategic Environments; Properties of Natural Language; Signaling Games with Asymmetric Information; Decision-Making Mechanisms; Redistribution and Taxation

Professor of Political Science

American Voting Behavior; Campaigns and Elections; American Government; Macro-political Economy; Positive Theory/Public Choice; Comparative Politics; Quantitative Methodologies

Professor of Economics

Equilibrium Theory; Decision Theory; Incentive Design; Mathematical Methods

Eli and Edye Broad Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor of History and Literature

Early Modern British History and Literature; Early Modern European History; History of Consumerism; History of Post-World War II Britain; History of Collecting; History of Cultural Patrimony; European Cultural History; History of Social Sciences

Professor of History

Social History of Early Medieval Europe; Conflict Resolution; Social and Institutional Memory

Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History

History of Physics; Philosophy of Physical Sciences; History of Understanding of Pre-Classical Antiquity

Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics

Risky Choice; Behavioral Game Theory; Limited Strategic Thinking; Patience; Stock Market bubbles; Neuroscience of Economic Decisions

Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of Biology; Evolution of Cognition; Philosophy of Psychology and Linguistics; Cognitive Science

Richard N. Merkin Professor of Mathematical Finance

Mathematical Finance; Contract Theory; Stochastic Optimal Control

Professor of Social Science History

Pre-revolutionary Russia and Eastern Europe; Demographic History; Institutions and Economic Growth; History of Ideas about Peasant Societies

Professor of Philosophy

Causal and Statistical Inference; Human Learning; Hans Reichenbach's Frequentist Interpretation of Probability

Professor of Economics; Executive Officer for the Social Sciences

Microeconomic Theory; Game Theory; Mathematical Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Networked Markets; Network Games; Bargaining; Cascades on Networks; Search; Matching

Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences

Political Economy of Development; Corruption; Social Networks; Experimental Economics; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design; Sub-Saharan Africa; New Institutional Economics

Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Finance; Financial Intermediation; New Firm Formation

Professor of History

Early Modern History; History of Science

Assistant Professor of Economics

Econometrics of Auctions; Empirical Models of Consumer Demand; Inference in High-Dimensional Models; Level-k Strategic Reasoning; Investment Manager Performance Evaluation; Asset Allocation; Information Aggregation; Testing Revealed Preference

Professor of English

Romanticism; Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Radical Culture and the Politics of Literature

Assistant Professor of English

Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Nineteenth-Century European Literature; Art History

Professor of English

European Renaissance and Enlightenment; Humanism; History of Reading

Associate Professor of Political Science

American Politics; Political Institutions; Congress; Bureaucracy; Political Economy; Formal Theory

J. O. and Juliette Koepfli Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of Science; Formal Epistemology; Metaphysics

Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics and Professor of History

Economic History of Europe and the World; Economic Development; Institutional Change

Assistant Professor of English

Comparative Literature and Literary Theory; Eighteenth-Century Literature; Early American History and Literature; Nineteenth-Century Literature and Autobiography; Benjamin Franklin; History of Material Texts

Assistant Professor of English

Late Medieval Literature; Law; Poetics; Multilingualism; Manuscript Study; Gender; Histories of Medievalist Scholarship and the Reception of the Middle Ages

Professor of English; Executive Officer for the Humanities

Twentieth-Century American Literature and Film

Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics

American Politics; Formal Political Theory; Statistics

Professor of Political Science

American Politics; Public Policy; Public Finance

Professor of History

Modern History of the Physical Sciences; European Intellectual History

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History and Social Science

Racial Discrimination in Schools; Politics; Distribution of Public Goods

Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Economics and Social Sciences

Theoretical Economics; Game Theory and Mechanism Design; Electricity Markets and Policy (Integrating Economics and Control); Management of Fisheries (Market Design for Catch Share Programs); Public Management (Space Exploration)

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Economics

Game Theory; Data Privacy; Learning in Games

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

History of Philosophy; History of Medicine; History of Biology; Philosophy of Science

Professor of Psychology; Director, Caltech Brain Imaging Center

Neural Basis of Reward and Reward-Related Learning; Neuroimaging; Conditioning and Associative Learning; Taste and Olfaction; Affective Neuroscience

Professor of Political Science
Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science

Formal Political Theory; Game Theory; Experimental Economics; Experimental Political Science; Political Economy; Mechanism Design

Professor of English

Renaissance Literature; History of Psychoanalysis

William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science

Mechanism Design; Voting Theory; Social Choice Theory; Experimental Economics and Political Science; Behavioral Foundations of Economics and Political Science; Laboratory Experimental Methods; Regulation; Deregulation and Institutional Design

Professor of Philosophy

Neural Basis of Moral Judgment and Behavior; Neuroeconomics; Neuroscience of Happiness; Art and Brain

Bing Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology, and Economics

Neurocomputational Foundations of Simple Choice Self-Control, and Altruism; Applications of Neuroeconomics

Linde Institute Professor of Finance

Asset Pricing; Financial Markets; Derivatives; Hedging Strategies; Investments; Interest Rates;  Portfolio Management; Corporate Governance; Capital Structure; Mergers and Acquisitions

Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics; Chair, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Economic History; Game Theory; Corporate Governance

Assistant Professor of Economics

Decision Theory; Experimental Economics; Game Theory; Political Economics

Professor of Economics and Statistics

Asymptotic Methods; Empirical Processes; Nonparametric and Semiparametric Estimation; Long-Range Dependence; Sampling Bias; Discrete Choice Modeling; Diffusion Modeling

Professor of Economics

Industrial Organization and Econometrics

Professor of Economics and Political Science; Master of Student Houses

Political Economics; Behavioral Economics; Experimental Design

Professor of English; Vice Provost

Nineteenth-century American Literature and Culture; the Antebellum Period; the Fiction of Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe, and Bestselling Women Writers of the Time

Professor of History

Early Modern Atlantic History and Literature; History of Exploration, Empire, and Globalization; Spanish Golden Age and Colonial Literatures

Professor of Economics