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Nobel Prize Winner, Psychologist, and Author, Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work in behavioral economics – the psychology of judgment and decision-making – for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His empirical findings challenged assumptions about the nature of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory.
Alongside Amos Tversky and others, Kahneman established a cognitive basis for the common human errors that arise due to heuristics and biases, and developed prospect theory.
He is a professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Kahneman is a founding member of TGG Group, a business and philanthropy consulting company. He is married to Royal Society Fellow Anne Treisman.
In 2001, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. In both 2011 and 2012, he made Bloomberg’s list of The 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance.
In 2011, he was included by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top global thinkers. The same year, his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, which summarizes much of his research, was published and became a best-seller. It would go on to win the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award for Best Book the following year.
In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Daniel Kahneman the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 2015, The Economist listed him as the seventh most influential economist in the world.