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Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a fellow at the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University.  He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among others.


Renowned for his work on behavioral economics and hedonic psychology, he is best known for his work with Amos Tversky on human judgment and decision making for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002. He has, in addition, received many other awards, including the Grawemeyer Prize (2002) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013). He holds honorary degrees from numerous universities.

His recent book Thinking Fast and Slow (2011) was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award (2012).