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Michaeli, Moti

Assistant Professor of Economics

The University of Haifa, Israel



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2014/2015, 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


I conducted my PhD research at the Department of Economics and the Center for the Study of Rationality of The Hebrew University from 2008 until 2013.
I submitted my PhD thesis in January 2014. It includes three separate theoretical papers, mostly applied theory, and is titled ‘Essays on the links between individual and collective decision making’. In my dissertation, conducted under the supervision of Eyal Winter and Moshe Shayo, I focused on investigating and explaining prevalent social behaviours, such as group formation, in-group bias, social norms, cooperation, signaling, social pressure and conformism. Although my research methodology up until now has been the development of theoretical models, the topics I deal with invite supplementary research in the form of experimental work, which I intend to pursue during the Fellowship period.
I have been teaching a course in statistic models and introductory courses in probability and statistics since 2008, mostly at the level of MBA (Business School graduates) at Tel Aviv University.
In general, my research interests include topics at the heart of behavioural economics, such as social preferences, social norms and decision under risk and uncertainty.
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