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I am the Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics. I was educated at Tel Aviv University and New York University, where I received my Ph.D. in economics in 2003, the same year I joined the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. I have been the Department Chair (2014-17 and 2021-22) the Faculty Director of UC Berkeley Experimental Social Science Laboratory (2009-2014), aka Xlab, a laboratory for conducting experiment-based investigations of issues of interest to social sciences. 

I was a visiting member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton (2005-6), a visiting professor at the European University Institute (2008), a visiting fellow at Nuffield College of the University of Oxford (2009), a visiting professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (2011-12), and a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at Stanford University (2014). I am also a visiting professor (Professor II) at the Department of Economics at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics where I am affiliated with the Choice Lab.

I am the recipient of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012), the UC Berkeley Division of Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award (2008), and the Graduate Economics Association Outstanding Advising Award (2006). I was also awarded NYU College of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award (Golden Dozen) in recognition of excellence in teaching and contributions to undergraduate education (2002) and NYU Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award in the Social Sciences (2001). For my Ph.D. dissertation at NYU, I received the Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences (2003). I was also awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for Economics (2009-10).