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Richard Thaler

Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business


Richard H. Thaler is the Charles R Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Prior to coming to Chicago in 1995 he was a professor at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Thaler's research lies in the gap between psychology and economics. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and finance. He is the author of numerous academic articles and the books The Winner's Curse, Nudge (with Cass Sunstein) and Misbehaving. He is a contributor to the New York Times “Economic View” column that appears in the Sunday Business Section. In 2015 he served as President of the American Economic Association is a distinguished fellow of the American Finance Association, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Professor Thaler is also a principal of Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, located in San Mateo, CA, which uses behavioral finance concepts to invest in equities. They manage over $9 billion primarily invested in small-mid sized U.S. companies.