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Professorial Faculty in SOCIAL SCIENCES

Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Caltech Brain Imaging Center; Director, Caltech Brain Imaging Center

Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuropsychology; Neuroscience of Emotion; Social Neuroscience

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

Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics; T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Leadership Chair; Executive Officer for the Social Sciences; Director, T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience

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

Richard N. Merkin Professor of Mathematical Finance; Director, Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences

Mathematical Finance; Contract Theory; Stochastic Optimal Control

Assistant Professor of Economics
Laura Doval
Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Economics

Microeconomic Theory; Game Theory; Mathematical Economics

Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences

Corruption; Experimental Economics; Political Economy of Development; Sub-Saharan Africa; New Institutional Economics

Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Finance; Financial Intermediation; New Firm Formation

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Gibilisco-Michael
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 Political Science

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

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

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

Assistant Professor of Finance

Asset Pricing; Behavioral Finance; Institutional Frictions; Financial Intermediaries; Household Finance

Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics

American Politics; Formal Political Theory; Statistics

Professor of Political Science

American Politics; Public Policy; Public Finance

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

Racial Discrimination in Schools; Politics; Distribution of Public Goods

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Economics

Game Theory; Data Privacy; Learning in Games

Assistant Professor of Political Science
 
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Social, Computational and Affective Neuroscience; Neuroecology and Neurophilosophy

Professor of Psychology

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

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

Assistant Professor of Economics

Game Theory; Risk and Uncertainty; Strategic Forecasting; Decision Theory

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; Ronald and Maxine Linde Leadership Chair, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Economic History; Game Theory; Corporate Governance

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

J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Economics

Industrial Organization and Econometrics

Professor of Economics and Political Science

Political Economics; Behavioral Economics; Experimental Design

Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics

Learning; Social Networks; Game Theory

Professor of Economics