Rady School Professor Uri Gneezy Named “Highly Cited Researcher”

Rady School of Management Professor Uri Gneezy was named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in trusted insights and analytics that accelerate the pace of innovation. Gneezy — who is an expert professor in behavioral economics, field experiments and the use of incentives — received the prestigious honor by conducting research that ranks among the top one percent of most cited works in economics during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact.

Gneezy is the Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Management Leadership and Professor of Economics and Strategic Management at the Rady School. His research focuses on applying behavioral economics to real world applications. Gneezy’s research has been published in renowned journals, such as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of sciences, the American economic Review, Quarterly Journal of economics and Econometrica.

Some of Gneezy’s research on the topic of incentives include charitable giving and consumer price models, gender differences in competitiveness, and workplace and organizational norms. His work has been featured in prominent publications, including Quartz, TIME, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

In addition to Gneezy’s impressive publications portfolio, he penned a popular book titled “The Why Axis” in conjunction with John List which asks the question, “Can economics be passionate?” The book, which was a national and international bestseller, details ways passionate economics can play out in our day-to-day lives and how taking this approach can benefit society.

Before joining the Rady School, Gneezy was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, Technion and Haifa. Gneezy received his Ph.D. from the Center for Economic Research in Tilburg.

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