Emir Kamenica is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies an eclectic set of topics in microeconomics with a focus on theoretical work on the design of informational environments. His work has been published widely, including articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Professor Kamenica is a recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He holds an honorary doctorate from Shepherd University. He is an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy.
Professor Kamenica was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He earned a PhD in Economics in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Harvard University. He joined the faculty at Chicago Booth in 2006.
2016 - 2017 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).