I am a Behavioral Research Associate in the Department of Economics and the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. My research and teaching fall primarily within the area of behavioral economics, and my work is relevant to entrepreneurship, management and behavioral operations.
My research revolves around the theme of investment decisions in organizational settings. In particular, I study (a) collective creation of value, i.e., how heterogeneous individuals cooperate in organizational and in inter-firm settings; and (b) managerial and entrepreneurial decision making, where I focus on how managers and entrepreneurs allocate resources in environments in which their resources are particularly scarce and in firms with limited capacity.
The theoretical underpinnings of my research are game theory and economics and psychology, while empirically, I have used both framed-field experiments and laboratory experiments.
Job Market Paper: "Organization Style, Leadership Strategy and Free-Riding", with Charles A. Holt and Melissa Thomas-Hunt