Alex Imas

Carnegie Mellon University

Bio: Alex Imas is an Assistant Professor in Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, particularly how social concerns and emotions influence decision making and preferences. His current research examines the effectiveness of prosocial incentive schemes across a variety of domains and how subtle changes in social norms can have large effects on behavior. His work also explores the relationship between self-imposed mental accounts and risk attitudes. Alex received his B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and his PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.