Faculty & Research

Emir Kamenica

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

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Emir Kamenica is the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies an eclectic set of topics in microeconomics with a focus on theoretical work on the design of informational environments. His work has been published widely, including articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Kamenica is a recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He holds an honorary doctorate from Shepherd University. He is an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy.

Professor Kamenica was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He earned a PhD in Economics in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Harvard University. He joined the faculty at Chicago Booth in 2006.


2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33610 Applied Economics Workshop 2018 (Winter)
38912 Behavioral Economics 2017 (Fall)
42116 Game Theory 2018 (Spring)
42816 Applied Game Theory 2018 (Summer)

2018 - 2019 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33914 Topics in Information Economics 2018 (Fall)
42116 Game Theory 2019 (Spring)

Other Interests

Literature, film, food.


Research Activities

Behavioral and experimental economics; applied theory.

With Matthew Gentzkow, “Bayesian Persuasion,” American Economic Review (2011).

With Sheena Iyengar, “Choice Proliferation, Simplicity Seeking, and Asset Allocation,” Journal of Public Economics (2010).

Contextual Inference in Markets: On Informational Content of Product Lines, American Economic Review (2008).

With Ray Fisman, Sheena Iyengar, and Itamar Simonson, "Racial Preferences in Dating," Review of Economic Studies (2008).

With Ray Fisman, Sheena Iyengar, and Itamar Simonson, "Gender Differences in Mate Selection: Evidence from a Speed Dating Experiment," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2006).

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