Executive Director: 2008 - present
Shachar Kariv was educated at Tel-Aviv University and New York University, where he received his PhD in 2003, the same year he joined Berkeley's economics department. Professor Kariv was a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Studies School of Social Science (2005-6). He is the recipient of the UC Berkeley Graduate Economics Association Outstanding Advising Award (2006-7) and of New York University Outstanding Teaching Awards (2001, 2002) and the Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences (2003). He has also received a National Science Foundation Grant for studying decisions under uncertainty (2006-7). Professor Kariv's research has been published in a variety of academic journals including, the American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, and Economic Theory.
Principal Investigator on Founding NSF Grant
George Akerlof is a Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001 he was co-recipient of the Prize in Economic Sciences in honor of Alfred Nobel. The Nobel Committee cited Akerlof's 1970 paper, "The Market for 'Lemons,'" which for the first time described the role of asymmetric information in causing market perversity. Prof. Akerlof has also pioneered in the application of sociology and psychology to the workings of the macroeconomy. He has been senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and past vice president and member of the executive committee of the American Economics Association, and member of the Council of the Econometric Society. From 1979 to 1981 he was Cassel Professor of Money and Banking at the London School of Economics.
Executive Director: 2004-2005
Teck Ho is the William Halford, Jr. Family Professor of Marketing at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He previously held academic positions at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Ph.D, and the Anderson School of Business, UCLA. Prof. Ho serves as Associate Editor of Management Science and of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and is on the Editorial Boards of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He has consulted on new product and technology strategy development for Campbell Soups, Ingersoll-Rand, INTEL, HP, Igine, and Boeing. Current research areas include experimental economics, customer value analysis, marketing/manufacturing coordination, and retail management.
Executive Director: 2003-2004
John Morgan is Professor of Business and of Economics at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at Cal, he was an Assistant Professor in the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. His research includes studies of the economics of the Internet, information flows within organizations, and auctions. He has written articles on how to choose advisors in organizations, the economics of price comparison sites on the Internet, and the impact of restrictive amendment rules on legislative outcomes. His articles have been published in American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and American Political Science Review as well as other top journals. Prof. Morgan is currently involved in consulting projects examining optimal pricing of listings for a leading Internet price comparison site in Europe as well as developing pricing strategies for a major airline on competing Internet travel sites. Past consulting focused on bankruptcy and litigation, on antitrust issues for the Federal Trade Commission, and on intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical industry.
Executive Director: 2005-2006
Terrance Odean is a Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business. He is an editor at the Review of Financial Studies. Odean's research focuses on investor behavior, investor welfare, and the influence of investor decision processes on equity market returns. His research has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Barron's, Forbes, Business Week, Smart Money, Bloomberg Personal, Worth, Kipplinger's Personal Finance, and several other publications. During the summer of 1970, Odean drove a yellow cab in New York City.
Don A. Moore
Committee Member (present)
Don A. Moore is an Associate Professor of the Management of Organizations Group at the Haas School of Business. His research interests focus on overconfidence, including when people think they are better than they are, when they think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. His work examines overconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.