Assistant Professor of Economics; William H. Hurt Scholar
Kirby Nielsen is an economist with interests in experimental economics, behavioral economics, and decision theory. In her research, she uses experiments to test and inform economic theory, with a focus on individual decision making and decisions under uncertainty. The results of her research can better inform how people make decisions in a range of areas, including financial investments and healthcare, as well as managerial decisions in the workplace. Nielsen earned her PhD in economics from Ohio State University in 2018, and then served as a postdoctoral fellow in economics at Stanford University from 2018 to 2020.