Barbara Mellers

University of California, Berkeley

Research Initiative:

Barbara Mellers, Milton W. Terrill Chair and Professor of Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley, will work on research projects related to the influence of emotion on decision making. She will work to develop a theoretical framework to understand why some people are more cooperative than others, and consider the consequences of her theories for behavioral economics and public policy. She will also study the ways in which expectations affect the experience of losses or gains, and the policy implications of human errors in jury decision making.


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