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Shachar Kariv

Visiting Professor | Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business

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Shachar Kariv is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Haas School of Business. He formerly was the Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics, Chair of the Department of Economics, 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.

Papers, Articles and Publications

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 
Academic Background
  • PhD, Economics, New York University
  • MA, Economics, New York University
  • BA, Economics, Tel Aviv University