Shachar Kariv

Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics; Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business
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Shachar Kariv is the Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics, and former Department Chair and Faculty Director of Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab). His research in behavioral and experimental economics provides novel tools for understanding individual preferences and attitudes towards risk and time, which inform nearly all aspects of decision-making. The research has uncovered valuable new insights about individuals' financial and non-financial decisions; these insights enable clients to make better decisions about how to design and market their products and services, and improve client acquisition, relationship, and retention. 

His academic experience includes visiting professorship positions at Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, the European University Institute, the Norwegian School of Economics, among others. Among his awards, Shachar was awarded a Sloan Fellowship and received special recognition for his distinguished excellence in teaching from UC Berkeley Division of Social Sciences and the Haas School of Business. Professor Kariv is also a Co-Founder Chief Scientist at Capital Preferences, a company revolutionizing enterprise investment advice, lending, insurance and talent market solutions. The breakthrough “Economic Fingerprint” technology and methodology created by Capital Preferences aims to solve the biggest challenges facing the most dynamic industries and has been featured in The Investment Series, a popular TV show starring Australia’s top financial experts.

Shachar Kariv serves as Faculty for the Berkeley Exec Ed Custom Programs 'Merrill Lynch Program' and 'CKGSB Doctor of Business Administration Program'.

 

 

 

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Academic Background 

PhD, Economics, New York University

MA, Economics, New York University

BA, Economics, Tel Aviv University

Publications & Media

Videos 

Presentation: Who is (More) Rational? Shachar Kariv

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Papers & Articles 

How Individuals Smooth Spending: Evidence from the 2013 Government Shutdown Using Account Data

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Liquidity Risk in Sequential Trading Networks

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The Response of Consumer Spending to Changes in Gasoline Prices

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Distributional Preferences and Political Behavior

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Awards & Honors 
  • The Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2012 
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2009
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, Division of Social Sciences, 2006-7
  • Outstanding Advising Award, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, Graduate Economics Association, 2006-7
  • The Dean's Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2003
  • The Richard Crowell Memorial Prize Paper Competition (with Boğaçhan Çelen, Columbia B-School) , 2002 
  • The James Arthur Fellowship in social sciences, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2002 
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Golden Dozen) in recognition of excellence in teaching and contributions to undergraduate education, New York University, College of Arts and Science, 2002
  • The Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award in Social Science, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2001 
Programs for Individuals 
Academic Background 

PhD, Economics, New York University

MA, Economics, New York University

BA, Economics, Tel Aviv University

Publications & Media

Videos 

Presentation: Who is (More) Rational? Shachar Kariv

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

How Individuals Smooth Spending: Evidence from the 2013 Government Shutdown Using Account Data

VIEW PAPER

Liquidity Risk in Sequential Trading Networks

VIEW PAPER

The Response of Consumer Spending to Changes in Gasoline Prices

VIEW PAPER

Distributional Preferences and Political Behavior

VIEW PAPER
VIEW MORE