Program Directors

ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAM

Jonathan Stieglitz
Tenure Track
 

Jonathan explores how ecological and social factors affect variability in behavior, psychology, and physiology in small-scale societies.

BIOLOGY PROGRAM

Ingela Alger
Senior Researcher CNRS
Member of TSE

Ingela’s current research consists in studying the evolutionary foundations of motivation and behavior. A major aim with this line of research is to find out how factors in the environment may affect motivation and behavior.

HISTORY PROGRAM

Mohamed Saleh
Junior Chair

Mohamed’s research interests are: Economic History, Development Economics, and Economics of the Middle East.

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LAW PROGRAM

Simone Sepe
Associate Professor of Law and Finance, University of Arizona

Simone’s areas of expertise include business organizations, corporate finance, contract theory, and law and economics

POLITICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

Karine Van Der Straeten
CNRS Research Fellow
Member of the TSE
Member of the IDEI

 

Karine’s research interests cover political economy, in particular game-theoretical analysis of democratic institutions, as well as experimental and behavioral economics.  She is currently involved in the “Making Electoral Democracy Work” interdisciplinary project (http://electoraldemocracy.com/), studying the impact of electoral systems on the functioning of democracy.

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Astrid Hopfensitz
TSE Researcher in experimental economics
Assistant Professor in Economics

Astrid’s main research interest concerns the influence of emotions and psychological traits on economic decision making and behavior. Her research uses economic experiments and psychological methods for measuring emotions and character traits.

 

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