Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA Anderson. My research interests lie in behavioral economics and strategy, with a focus on nonfinancial incentives and their effects on decision-making. I investigate how incentive schemes can be designed to enhance employee motivation and organizational performance in the private and nonprofit sectors. My research is informed by consulting activities for organizations on the design of incentives and recognition schemes. I teach Business Strategy in the full-time MBA program at UCLA Anderson.

I joined UCLA from Harvard, where I was a postdoctoral fellow. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Zurich, with the distinction summa cum laude, and hold two master’s degrees, from Sciences Po Paris in France and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. After joining UCLA I was appointed a Fellow in the Crowd Innovation Lab at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. I am also a Fellow at the Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Switzerland, and an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.