The Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics and Professor of Economics & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego's Rady School of Management
Uri Gneezy is the Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics
and Professor of Economics & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego's Rady School of Management. He studied economics at Tel Aviv University, where he obtained a BA and graduated with honors. He later got his MA and PhD (1997) at the CentER for Economic Research at Tilburg University in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
After receiving his Ph.D., Uri Gneezy started a few lines of research that became part of the agenda in behavioral economics. His articles have been published in top journals, such as Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, American Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, etc.
He is known for designing simple, clever experiments to demonstrate behavioral phenomena that open up new research directions in behavioral economics. Examples include his work on when and how incentives work, deception, gender differences in competitiveness, and behavioral pricing. Uri Gneezy and his coauthor John A. List have published a book on the hidden motives and undiscovered economics of everyday life, titled "The Why Axis."
Professor, Department of Economics, Georgetown University, USA
John Rust is an American economist and econometrician. John Rust received his PhD from MIT in 1983 and taught at the University of Wisconsin, Yale University and University of Maryland before joining Georgetown University in 2012. John Rust was awarded Frisch Medal in 1992 and became the fellow of Econometric Society in 1993.
John Rust is best known as one of the founding fathers of the structural estimation of dynamic discrete choice models and the developer of the nested fixed point (NFXP) maximum likelihood estimator which is widely used in structural econometrics.However, he had published papers on broad range of topics including equilibrium in the markets of durable goods, social security, retirement, disability insurance, nuclear power industry, real estate economics, rental car industry, transportation research, auction markets, computational economics, dynamic games. His articles have been published in top journals, including Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Literature, and Journal of Applied Econometrics.