Judd Kessler, PhD, MPhil

Judd Kessler, PhD, MPhil


Associate Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School

Associate Professor Judd B. Kessler received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 2004, an M.Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2011. In his research, Kessler uses a combination of laboratory and field experiments to investigate the economic and psychological forces that motivate individuals to contribute to public goods inside and outside the workplace. He is particularly interested in how social forces influence public good provision. His current research includes applications to worker effort, organ donation, and charitable giving. His research has appeared in general interest journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Management Science. In 2012, Kessler was named one of Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30" in Law and Policy.

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