Behavioral Economics

Raj

Raj Chetty

William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics
Director of Opportunity Insights
Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics at Harvard University. He is also the Director of Opportunity Insights, which uses “big data... Read more about Raj Chetty
Littauer Center 225
1805 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Xavier Gabaix

Xavier Gabaix

Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance

Xavier Gabaix is Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance at Harvard’s economics department. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and obtained his PhD in economics from Harvard University.... Read more about Xavier Gabaix

Littauer Center 209
p: 617-496-5197
Jerry Green

Jerry Green

David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy

Jerry Green is the John Leverett Professor in the University and the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics.... Read more about Jerry Green

Littauer Center 326

Harvard Business School Office:
Baker Library 469
Tel: 617-495-6859
Fax: 617-495-6537
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David Laibson

David Laibson

Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics

David Laibson is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is Research Associate in the Asset Pricing, Economic Fluctuations, and Aging Working Groups.  Laibsonʼs research focuses on the topic of behavioral economics, and he is a co-leader of the Harvard University Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.... Read more about David Laibson

Littauer Center M-12
p: 617-496-0053
Office Hours: Email Emily De Puy Sall (esall@fas.harvard.edu) for an appointment or to check the next scheduled time for walk-in office hours (no appointment needed for walk-in).
Gautam Rao

Gautam Rao

Associate Professor of Economics

Gautam Rao received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014, and is presently a post-doctoral research fellow at Microsoft Research Labs, New England. He joined the Department of Economics at Harvard as an Assistant Professor in July  2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Gautam's research brings insights from psychology to bear on topics in economics, particularly topics relevant to developing countries. Recent projects include studying how mixing rich and poor students in schools in India affects social preferences and behaviors, how citizens are motivated to vote by social image concerns, and how innovative financial contracts can help patients with hypertension overcome their self-control problems in rural India. In addition to working in behavioral and development economics, he has secondary interests in political and labor economics.

Staff Support: 
Claire Paddock 

Littauer Center M-30
Andrei Shleifer

Andrei Shleifer

John L. Loeb Professor of Economics

Andrei Shleifer has worked in the areas of comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, as well as institutional economics. He has published six books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny), and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a hundred articles. In 1999, Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association.... Read more about Andrei Shleifer

Littauer Center M-9
p: 617-496-2606