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Shachar Kariv

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, TrueProfile.

Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, New York University, 2003
  • M.A., Economics, New York University, 2000
  • B.A., Economics, Tel Aviv University, 1998

Past Positions

  • Department Chair, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, 2014-2017
  • Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, 2010-2014
  • Director, UC Berkeley, Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab), 2008-2014
  • Associate Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, 2003 - 2010

Visiting Positions

  • Professor, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics, Jun-Jul 2014
  • Professor, Stanford University, Department of Economics, Jan-Mar 2014
  • Professor II, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics, Aug 2012-Present
  • Professor, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, School of Economics, Oct 2011-Jul 2012
  • Fellow, University of Oxford, Nufield College, Jun 2009
  • Professor, European University Institute, Department of Economics, May-Jun 2008
  • Member, School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Studies, Sep 2005-Aug 2006

Professional Activities

  • Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2016-present
  • Advisory Editor, Games and Economic Behaviour, 2014-present
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013-2014
  • Board of Editors, America Economic Review, 2011-2014
  • Co-Editor, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2010-2012
  • Associate Editor, Quantitative Economics, 2009-present
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 2009-2011

Awards and Major Lectures

  • Ben-Porath Annual Lecture, Maurice Falk Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2017
  • The Earl F. Cheit Award For Excellence In Teaching, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2012.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2009.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, Division of Social Sciences, 2006-7.
  • Outstanding Advising Award, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, Graduate Economics Association, 2006-7.
  • The Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2003.
  • The Richard Crowell Memorial Prize Paper Competition (with Boğaçhan Çelen, Columbia B-School), 2002.
  • The James Arthur Fellowship in social sciences, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2002.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Golden Dozen) in recognition of excellence in teaching and contributions to undergraduate education, New York University, College of Arts and Science, 2002.
  • The Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award in Social Sciences, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2001.

Major Grants

  • Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA). Predicting Elderly Health Behaviors and Outcomes Using Decision-making Quality and Risk Attitudes (with Leandro Carvalho, USC, Jing Li, Cornell, and Dan Silverman, ASU), 2017-18.
  • Alfred P. Sloan. From Pilot to Production: Harnessing Naturally-Occurring Data to Study Financial Change Late in Life (with Dan Silverman, ASU, Matthew Shapiro, University of Michigan, and Steven Tadelis, UC Berkeley), 2014-16.
  • Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC). Sources of Lower Financial Decision-making Ability at Older Ages (with Dan Silverman, ASU), 2014-2015.
  • Center for Equitable Growth (CEG). Recovering Social Preferences: A Combined Survey and Field Experiment, 2012-13.
  • Center for Equitable Growth (CEG). Is there a development gap in decision-making quality?, 2012-13.
  • Alfred P. Sloan. To advance measurement of income, spending, assets and debt by creating and analyzing a new database of high-quality daily data on actual transactions and account balances of individuals (with Dan Silverman, ASU, Matthew Shapiro, University of Michigan, and Steven Tadelis, UC Berkeley), 2012-2014.
  • Center for Equitable Growth (CEG). Wealth Differentials and Decision‐Making Quality: A Combined Survey and Field Experiment, 2011-12.
  • The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). Creating Mobile Laboratories for Studying Human Behavior (with Raja Sengupta, UC Berkeley, and Joan Walker, UC Berkeley), 2011
  • Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Multi-Layers and Multi-Resolution Networks of Interacting Agents in Adversarial Environments, 2010-15.
  • National Science Foundation. Archetypes and Prototypes of Decisions under Uncertainty (with Douglas Gale, NYU), 2010-14.
  • Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA). The Consistency and Heterogeneity of Individual Behavior under Uncertainty: A Combined Survey and Field Experiment (with Dan Silverman, ASU), 2010.
  • Coleman Fund Risk Management Research Center. Recovering Risk Preferences, 2008-9
  • National Science Foundation. Substantive and Procedural Rationality in Decisions under Uncertainty (with Ray Fisman, Columbia B-School, and Douglas Gale, NYU), 2006-7.

Dan Silverman
Head of Research, TrueProfile.
Rondthaler Family Professor of Economics, Arizona State University.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • M.P.P., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1997
  • B.A., Political Science, Williams College, 1992

Additional Current Positions

  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan

Past Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Economics, 2009-2012
  • Visiting Associate Researcher and Associate Professor, University of California at Berkeley,  Department of Economics, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Economics, 2002-2009
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 2005-2006
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2004-2010

Professional Activities

  • Coeditor, American Economic Journal – Economic Policy, 2013-present
  • Coeditor, Journal of Public Economics, 2011-2013
  • Board of Editors, American Economic Journal – Economic Policy, 2009-2013
  • Associate Editor, International Economic Review, 2010-2013
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Michigan Retirement Research Center, 2012-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economics, 2008-2011
  • Associate Director, Michigan Retirement Research Center, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Awards

  • Schmölders Prize of the Verein für Socialpolitik, for “Who Is (More) Rational?”, 2016
  • Arizona State University Faculty Achievement Award for Defining Edge Research in Social Sciences, 2014
  • iHEA Arrow Award, best paper in health economics published in 2008, “Sources of Advantageous Selection: Evidence from the Medicap Insurance Market”, 2009
  • Finalist, NICHCM Health Care Research Award, “Sources of Advantageous Selection”, 2009
  • 2007 Banamex Prize for Economics, 2nd place, “Factions and Political Competition, 2008

Major Grants

  • Co-PI, Social Security Administration and Michigan Retirement Research Center grant, 2015-2016
  • Co-PI, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Research Grant Number 2014-10-12, 2014-2016
  • PI, Social Security Administration and Michigan Retirement Research Center grant, 2014-2015
  • PI, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Research Grant Number 2012-3-17, 2012-2015
  • Co-PI, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Research Grant Number 2012-3-19, 2012-2014
  • PI, NIH, National Institute on Aging Pilot Research Grant, 2011-2012
  • PI, NIH, National Institute on Aging Pilot Research Grant, 2011-2012
  • PI, Social Security Administration and Michigan Retirement Research Center grant, 2009-2010
  • Co-PI, NIH, National Institute on Aging R01 AG030841, 2007-2011
  • Co-Investigator, NIH, National Institute on Aging P01 AG026571-01, 2005-2009