Faculty & Research

Alex Imas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Phone :
1-773-834-1553
Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Alex Imas is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an Assistant Professor of Social and Decision at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches Behavioral Economics and Human Judgment and Decision Making.

Imas’ research spans a variety of topics across economics and psychology. He has studied how prior losses and gains affect risk-taking, the use of prosocial incentives to motivate performance, and the ways in which people use others’ emotions strategically. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Management Science, among others.

Imas is the recipient of the Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award from the Society of Judgment and Decision Making, the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award, and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Imas was born in Bender, Moldova. He did his PhD in economics at the University of California, San Diego and earned a BA from Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school, Imas helped found a startup and co-authored several patents as part of its intellectual property strategy.

Other interests: Seeing and playing music

 

2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
38103 Strategies and Processes of Negotiation 2018 (Winter)
38912 Behavioral Economics 2017 (Fall)

"Do People Anticipate Loss Aversion?" (with S. Sadoff and A. Samek).

Management Science, 2016.

"Conscience Accounting: Emotion Dynamics in Social Behavior." (with U. Gneezy and K. Madarasz).

Management Science, 2014.

"The Materazzi Effect and the Strategic Use of Anger." (with U. Gneezy). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014.

"Experimental Methods: Eliciting Risk Preferences." (with G. Charness and U. Gneezy). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, 2013.

"Paying to be Nice: Costly Prosocial Behavior and Consistency." (with A. Gneezy, L.D. Nelson, M.I. Norton and A. Brown). Management Science, 2012.

Data, experimental instructions and supplementary materials for all published papers can be accessed on my Open Science Framework profile.


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