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Ralph Adolphs
Ralph Adolphs
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
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Marina Agranov
Marina Agranov
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
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R. M. (Michael) Alvarez
R. M. (Michael) Alvarez
Professor of Political and Computational Social Science

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

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Kim C. Border
Kim C. Border
Professor of Economics
Equilibrium Theory; Decision Theory; Incentive Design; Mathematical Methods
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Colin F. Camerer
Colin F. Camerer
Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics; T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Leadership Chair; 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

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Jaksa Cvitanic
Jaksa Cvitanic
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

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Laura Doval
Laura Doval
Assistant Professor of Economics
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Federico M. Echenique
Federico M. Echenique
Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Economics

Microeconomic Theory; Game Theory; Mathematical Economics

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Jean E. Ensminger
Jean E. Ensminger
Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences

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

Jean Ensminger
Michael J. Ewens
Michael J. Ewens
Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Finance; Financial Intermediation; New Firm Formation

Michael Ewens
Michael B. Gibilisco
Michael B. Gibilisco
Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Alexander V. (Alex) Hirsch
Alexander V. (Alex) Hirsch
Professor of Political Science

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

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

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

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Lawrence J. Jin
Lawrence J. Jin
Assistant Professor of Finance

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

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Jonathan N. Katz
Jonathan N. Katz
Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics

American Politics; Formal Political Theory; Statistics

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D. R. (Rod) Kiewiet
D. R. (Rod) Kiewiet
Professor of Political Science

American Politics; Public Policy; Public Finance

D. Roderick Kiewiet
J. M. (Morgan) Kousser
J. M. (Morgan) Kousser
Professor of History and Social Science

Racial Discrimination in Schools; Politics; Distribution of Public Goods

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Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma
Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma
Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Dean Mobbs
Dean Mobbs
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience; Chen Scholar

Social, Computational and Affective Neuroscience; Neuroecology and Neurophilosophy

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John P. O'Doherty
John P. O'Doherty
Professor of Psychology

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

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Peter C. Ordeshook
Peter C. Ordeshook
Professor of Political Science
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Thomas R. Palfrey, III
Thomas R. Palfrey, III
Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science

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

Thomas (Tom) Palfrey
Charles R. Plott
Charles R. Plott
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

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Luciano Pomatto
Luciano Pomatto
Assistant Professor of Economics

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

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Steven R. Quartz
Steven R. Quartz
Professor of Philosophy

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

Antonio Rangel
Antonio Rangel
Bing Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology, and Economics; Head Faculty in Residence

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

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Richard W. Roll
Richard W. Roll
Linde Institute Professor of Finance

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

Richard Roll
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
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

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Kota Saito
Kota Saito
Professor of Economics

Decision Theory; Experimental Economics; Game Theory; Political Economics

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Robert P. (Bob) Sherman
Robert P. (Bob) Sherman
Professor of Economics and Statistics; Executive Officer of the Social Sciences

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

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Matthew S. (Matt) Shum
Matthew S. (Matt) Shum
J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Economics

Industrial Organization and Econometrics

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Omer Tamuz
Omer Tamuz
Professor of Economics and Mathematics

Learning; Social Networks; Game Theory

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Yi Xin
Yi Xin
Assistant Professor of Economics
Industrial Organization; Econometrics; Applied Microeconomics
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