Faculty & Research

Emir Kamenica

Professor of Economics

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Emir Kamenica studies a variety of topics in applied microeconomics, including the design of informational environments, and dating and marriage markets. He is a recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

He earned a PhD in economics in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Harvard University.


2015 - 2016 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35601 Applied Theory Workshop 2015 (Fall)
38912 Behavioral Economics 2016 (Spring)
42116 Game Theory 2016 (Spring)

Other Interests

Literature, film, food.


Research Activities

Behavioral and experimental economics; applied theory.

With Matthew Gentzkow, “Bayesian Persuasion,” American Economic Review (2011).

With Sheena Iyengar, “Choice Proliferation, Simplicity Seeking, and Asset Allocation,” Journal of Public Economics (2010).

Contextual Inference in Markets: On Informational Content of Product Lines, American Economic Review (2008).

With Ray Fisman, Sheena Iyengar, and Itamar Simonson, "Racial Preferences in Dating," Review of Economic Studies (2008).

With Ray Fisman, Sheena Iyengar, and Itamar Simonson, "Gender Differences in Mate Selection: Evidence from a Speed Dating Experiment," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2006).

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