Behavioral Economics Roundtable


  • Henry J. Aaron, Brookings Institute
  • George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley
  • Linda C. Babcock, Carnegie Mellon
  • Nicholas C. Barberis, Yale School of Management
  • Roland Bénabou, Princeton University
  • Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago
  • Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology
  • Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jon Elster, Columbia University
  • Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich
  • Robert H. Frank, Cornell University
  • Christine Jolls, Yale Law School
  • Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University
  • David Laibson, Harvard University
  • George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon
  • Brigitte C. Madrian, Harvard University
  • Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University
  • Edward D. O'Donoghue, Cornell University
  • Terrence Odean, University of California, Berkeley
  • Drazen Prelec, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Matthew Rabin, Harvard University
  • Thomas C. Schelling, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Eldar Shafir, Princeton University
  • Robert Shiller, Yale University
  • Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard University
  • Richard H. Thaler, University of Chicago
  • Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Richard Zeckhauser, Harvard University

In 1992, the foundation launched the Behavioral Economics Roundtable, whose initial members were elected by participants in the program and given foundation support to devise activities designed to advance this new interdisciplinary field. The results were so consistently successful that the Roundtable became the foundation’s principal means of supporting behavioral economics until 2013. Made up of 28 prominent behavioral economists, including 7 Nobel Prize winners(*), the Roundtable sponsored three main activities: a small grants program for younger scholars undertaking behaviorally oriented research; a two-week summer workshop taught by Roundtable members for graduate students and junior faculty interested in entering this new interdisciplinary field; and a book series in a behavioral economics co-published by RSF and Princeton University Press.

Roundtable Series

The Roundtable Series in Behavioral Economics aims to advance research in the new interdisciplinary field of behavioral economics. Behavioral economics uses facts, models, and methods from neighboring sciences to establish descriptively accurate findings about human cognitive ability and social interaction and to explore the implications of these findings for economic behavior. The most fertile neighboring science in recent decades has been psychology, but sociology, anthropology, biology, and other fields can usefully influence economics as well. The Roundtable Series publishes books in economics that are deeply rooted in empirical findings or methods from one or more neighboring sciences and advance economics on its own terms—generating theoretical insights, making more accurate predictions of field phenomena, and suggesting better policy.

The series is co-published by the Russell Sage Foundation and Princeton University Press.

Series Editors: 

  • Colin Camerer
  • Ernst Fehr

Executive Committee Members:

  • Marianne Bertrand    
  • Edward O'Donoghue
  • Colin Camerer
  • Matthew Rabin
  • David Laibson



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