Weekly Seminar: Johanna Mollerstrom, “A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior” (Thursday, March 28, 2019)

Johanna Mollerstrom is Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2013. Her main research area is experimental and public Economics and she is especially interested in questions related to demand for redistribution, social preferences, and gender. In addition to being in academia, she has a past as an elected politician in her home country Sweden. 

Weekly Seminar: Charles Sprenger, “Direct Tests of Cumulative Prospect Theory” (joint with Doug Bernheim) (Thursday, March 21, 2019)

Sprenger’s interests focus on the fields of Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics. His research includes local and global investigation into subjects such as intertemporal choice behavior, economic risk preferences and the relationship of time preferences to certain economic behaviors.  Prior to coming to the Rady School of Management, Sprenger was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, San Diego, and his M.Sc. in Economics from University College London.