Carnegie Mellon University

George Loewenstein

George Loewenstein

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology


A trained economist, 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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