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Shabnam Mousavi

Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Shabnam Mousavi is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, with academic degrees in electrical engineering, economics and statistics. She has held university faculty positions in finance at Johns Hopkins and Georgia State and in statistics at Penn State. Her research on practical decision-making in business and in everyday life has been featured in Science News, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and Die Zeit. She is past president of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Editor-in-Chief for Mind and Society, and steering committee member at the Bank of Italy BEFAIRLY initiative. She is co-author/co-editor of Handbook of Behavioral Economics (2017), Behavioral Finance Revolution (2018), A Fast and Frugal Finance (2019), and Financial Education and Risk Literacy (2020). Currently, she is writing her book entitled Fast and Frugal Decision Making on the implications of the cognitive sciences for policymaking and the study of individual behavior and organizations. Her work and ideas have been recognized by a Wisdom Project grant from the University of Chicago, a Think Forward Initiative long-term grant from the ING bank, and an “Original –isn’t it?” award from the Volkswagen Foundation.

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