Announced: Professor Eyal Winter

Posted on the 29th November 2015 by Sumeeta, Communications Coordinator


We are proud to announce our third speaker from our WES 2016 speaker lineup, Professor Eyal Winter!

Eyal Winter is the Silverzweig Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University specializing in behavioral economics and in Game Theory. He is a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality and headed the center for four years. He was also the chair of the economics department at the Hebrew University.

Winter was awarded the Humboldt Prize for excellence in research by the German government in 2010. He is an elected council member of the International Game Theory Society, an advisory editor for Games and Economic Behavior and an elected fellow of the Economic Theory Society. Winter held senior professorship positions at Washington University and the European University Institute and at the University of Manchester. He has published more that 60 papers some which appeared in top journals such as the AER, Econometrica, APSR, RES and Psychological Science and Management Science. He was invited to present his work in more than 130 academic institutions.

His book "Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational Than We Think" appeared in Jan 2015. The book was endorsed by seven Nobel laureates and by Larry Summers. It appeared also in German and Hebrew, and will appear this year in Chinese and Japanese. His press essays appeared in Time Magazine, Forbes, Washington Post, the Guardian, the Independent, Jewish Chronicle, Haaretz and more. He has advised governments and corporations on strategic and behavioral issues.

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