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Agnieszka A. Tymula, PhD

Agnieszka A. Tymula, PhD

Assistant Professor at the School of Economics, The University of Sydney

About:  In 2015-2017, I am in a research only position founded by the Early Career Researcher Discovery Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council.

My research goal is to improve scientific understanding of how individuals make decisions. In my work I pose questions that cross traditional boundaries between economics (my original discipline), psychology, neuroscience, public policy, and management. My research focuses on the economic consequences of the biological constraints placed on the nervous system of healthy decision-makers as well as those who tend to make poor choices, like adolescents, older adults and people with psychiatric disorders. 

My work has been published in various international journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesManagement Science, American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Neuroscience. My research has also been featured in popular international media such as Time magazine, CNN, NBC News, ABC, Businessweek and BBC News radio.

My ultimate goal is to relate insights from my research to applied work, especially in the area of policy interventions, optimal organizational and incentives design, finance, political economics, and marketing.

Research Interest: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics and Microeconomic Theory


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