Eldar Shafir

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Eldar Shafir is the William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at the Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a graduate of Brown University and received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in 1988 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shafir is a research fellow at the TIAA-CREF Institute, a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a member of the Academic Advisory Board at Behavioral Finance Forum as well as of the Behavioral Economics Roundtable of the Russell Sage Foundation. He is a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, and co-director of Ideas42, a social science R&D lab. He has held visiting positions at The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, The Kennedy School of Government, The Institute for Advanced Studies of The Hebrew University, Pompeu Fabra University, and The Russell Sage Foundation, among others. A recipient of the Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award and the Chase Memorial Award, his research focuses on experimental studies of decision-making in situations of conflict and uncertainty. His recent work has focused on behavioral analyses of decision-making in the context of poverty and, more generally, on the application of behavioral research to policy.

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