Richard H. Thaler
Richard H. Thaler is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He studies behavioral economics and finance as well as the psychology of decision making. Previously, Professor Thaler taught at the University of Rochester and Cornell University and served as a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, MIT, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Stanford University. He is the director of the Center for Decision Research and is the co-director (with Robert Shiller) of the Behavioral Economics Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Thaler is the coauthor of Nudge, the author of Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, and the author or editor of four other books. He has published widely in academic journals, including the American Economics Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Thaler is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Finance Association and the Econometrics Society, and president of the American Economic Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree and PhD from the University of Rochester.