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Prof Peter Wakker Seminar Speaker
Department of Econometrics, Erasmus School of Economics
Peter Wakker is a professor of decisions under uncertainty at the Department of Econometrics, the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). His main research interest is behavioral economics and studying the differences between normative and descriptive decisions, primarily regarding uncertainty. He was nominated the best-publishing Dutch economist in the years 1994, 1998, 2003, and 2007, and was ranked 90th in the world in the ISI's most cited scientists in economics and business in 2003. He received a Medical Decision Making Career Achievement Award in 2007. He regularly advises on insurance in the media and is the co-director alongside Professor Han Bleichrodt of the research group Behavioral Economics.
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Dr Ming Hsu Visiting Senior Fellow
Haas School of Business, University of California– Berkeley
Ming Hsu’s received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 2006. Presently, he is an assistant professor at Haas School of Business. He also heads the neuroeconomics lab at UC, Berkeley, where their research aims to understand the behavioural and neural basis of economic and consumer decision-making. Their current research projects include decision-making under risk and ambiguity, moral decision-making, modeling and quantifying facial expressions of emotions in games, as well as translational research including individuals with brain lesions, various psychopathologies, and aging.
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Prof. Matthew Rabin Distinguished Visitor
Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics,
University of California – Berkeley
Matthew Rabin received his PhD from MIT in 1989, the same year he joined the Berkeley faculty as an assistant professor. He was promoted to full professor in 1999. He also is director of the Program in Psychological Economics. Professor Rabin is a member of the Russell Sage Foundation Behavioral Economics Roundtable and of the Program Committee, 8th World Congress of the Econometric Society. In 2000-2001 he held a visiting position at the London School of Economics as BP Amoco-LSE Centennial Professor, and in 2004 he was Taussig Research Professor at Harvard.
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Assoc. Prof. Noah Lim Visiting Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Marketing,
Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Noah Lim's research draws on economics and psychology and utilizes laboratory and field economic experiments to study 1) how companies should design short-term incentives to maximize sales force productivity and 2) how companies should structure contracts with their channel partners to increase profits. He has published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science and Marketing Science. He was named a 2009 MSI Young Scholar and has received teaching awards at the Wharton School and the Bauer College of Business.