Daniel Kahneman

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Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize Winner, Economics; Author, Thinking Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman is the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, with Amos Tversky, in integrating principles from psychology into economic science and laying the foundations for the discipline of behavioral economics. Mr. Kahneman received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was the principal psychologist for the Israel Defense Forces in its earliest days. He later earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Kahneman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Econometric Society and other prestigious international organizations. He is the author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, a seminal text about human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty.