Alex Imas-Social and Decision Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Imas

SDS Fellow

Office: PH 319A
Phone: (412) 268-1207


Alex Imas is currently a Fellow in the Social Decision Sciences department at Carnegie Mellon University.


He did his graduate studies in economics at the University of California, San Diego and earned a BA in economics and chemistry at Northwestern University.


His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, particularly how social concerns and emotions influence decision making and preferences. His current research examines the effectiveness of prosocial incentive schemes across a variety of domains and how subtle changes in social norms can have a large effect on behavior. He is also working on exploring the relationship between self-imposed mental accounts and risk attitudes.