Nick Netzer

I work on behavioral economic theory. I am convinced that a better understanding of human behavior is essential for developing effective public policies, and that only a rigorous theoretical mindset allows us to design and evaluate policies in a fast-changing world.

More specifically, I am interested in the decision processes underlying choice under uncertainty and how they affect the quality of our daily decisions. I also study more broadly how people’s goals can be elicited from their behavior and how their choices can be improved. I have applied behavioral insights to the design of incentives, auctions, and markets.

Beyond economics, my work has connections to neuroscience, psychology, biology, and informatics.