Very broadly, I am interested in individuals’ decisions in social contexts. I ask questions such as: why do people sometimes support policies that give other people more resources than they give them? Or, why do people spend time and effort giving recommendations to unknown others over the internet?
Accordingly, in one line of research, I study people’s social preferences and decisions in conflictual resource allocation settings. I identify psychological and situational factors (such as agency and self-disadvantage) that lead people to endorse more efficient allocation decisions, despite competing motivations (such as self-interest and inequality aversion).
In another line of research, I examine how decision makers share information with others, and study how they use the "wisdom of the crowds” to improve their decisions.
Drawing on methods from judgment and decision making and social psychology, my research provides novel perspectives on social processes, with important implications not only for psychology, but also for public policy, behavioral economics, law, management and behavioral organization. My overarching goal is to leverage my findings to improve individual performance and satisfaction, as well as public policy and social welfare.
Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Decision Research, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2013-2015
PhD in social psychology from the Hebrew University, 2013
MA - Psychology, specialization in Social Psychology, summa cum laude, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009
BA - Psychology and "Amirim” – "The special program for outstanding students at the Hebrew University”, summa cum laude, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2005
Honors And Awards
Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded by The Center for Decision Research, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, 2013-2015.
Recipient of the Rothschild Fellowshipfor postdoctoral studies. Awarded by Yad HaNadiv, 2013.
"The De Finetti Prize” for the best PhD paper in the field of judgment and decision making, awarded by the European Association for Decision Making, 2011.
"Runner up for the Einhorn New Investigator Award”, recognized by the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2011.
"Best Student’s Paper Award,” awarded by the Israeli Law and Society Association,December, 2010.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Social Sciences, "The President’s Scholarship for Graduate Students”, 2008/9, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12
"The Jane Beattie Memorial Scholarship,” awarded by the American Society for Judgment and Decision Making and by the European Association for Decision Making, 2008
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology, "Direct” PhD scholarship, 2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Social Sciences, Graduate studies scholarship, 2005/6, 2006/7