George Loewenstein-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University

George Loewenstein

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology

George LoewensteinA trained econonomist, George Loewenstein studies the border between economics and psychology.

Loewenstein's research addresses:

  • Consumer decision-making — why do consumers buy what they buy and how might the economy affect their decisions
  • Privacy issues — the more a person is reassured about privacy, the more they are concerned
  • Behavioral economics — the "hot-cold empathy gap" explaining why someone who is angry has difficulty understanding happiness and vice versa

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For additional information, download Loewenstein's CV [.doc]