Justin Sydnor

Justin SydnorActing Faculty Director (2015/2016 Academic Year)
Associate Director of Research, Center for Financial Security

Associate Professor of Actuarial Science, Risk Management & Insurance
Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In addition to my roles as Acting Faculty Director and Associate Director of Research with the Center for Financial Security, I am an associate professor in the Department of Actuarial Science, Rise Management, and Insurance the Wisconsin School of Business.  Prior to coming to UW, I was an assistant professor of economics with Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. I am an applied microeconomist specializing in behavioral economics. My interests are wide-ranging and eclectic and include the study of risk aversion and insurance choices, discrimination, and issues surrounding self-control and commitment.  My B.A. is in economics and German from UW-Madison and my Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


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Areas of Research Interest:  Psychology and Economics, Applied Microeconomics, (Behavioral) Industrial Organization, Insurance Markets, and Risk and Decision Making

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