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Life is filled with choices. Spouses. Hairstyles. Careers. TV Shows. Investments. Sports teams. Foods. Health care plans. Cars. Political orientations. Credit cards… Faced with such a myriad of decisions, I have always wondered how do we make choices? 

This basic question fuels my research, which exists at the intersection between psychology, marketing, and behavioral economics.Adrian Camilleri

Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral research scientist at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  In July, I will be joining the marketing department at RMIT

Questions that I am working to answer include:

  • Why do people make different choices depending on whether they learn about options from a summary description or their own personal experience?
  • How are people’s choices influenced by translating attributes from one metric to another that is perfectly correlated?
  • Are people more likely to make pro-environmental choices when potential collective action is aggregated?
  • Why do people over-invest in capacity?
  • Do socially desirable choices made today license socially undesirable choices made tomorrow?
  • Why do people expend resources to keep options open?
  • Why don’t people take the sample size into account when making decisions from description?
  • Do people behave more rationally when making choices for the long-run?
  • How do risk preferences change with age?
  • How do people make predictions about sequential and conditional probabilistic events?

You are welcomed to explore my site further and I encourage you to contact me if you have any interesting thoughts to share or questions to ask.