Judd Kessler, PhD, MPhil

Judd Kessler, PhD, MPhil


Associate Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School

Judd Kessler, PhD, MPhil is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School. In his research, Dr. Kessler uses a combination of laboratory and field experiments to answer questions in Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Market Design. He investigates the economic and psychological forces that motivate individuals to contribute to public goods, with applications including organ donation, worker effort, and charitable giving. He also investigates market design innovations, placing particular emphasis on bringing market design from theory to practice, with applications including course allocation and priority systems for organ allocation.

Dr. Kessler received a BA in Economics from Harvard University in 2004, an MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University in 2005, and his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2011.

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