Emir Kamenica studies a variety of topics in applied microeconomics, including the design of informational environments, behavioral industrial organization, discrimination, and dating and marriage markets. He has published work in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.
He earned a PhD in economics in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Harvard University.
2013 - 2014 Course Schedule
Literature, film, food.
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).