Economics Department hires Catherine Eckel – Apr 23, 2012

Professor Catherine C. Eckel has accepted an offer to join the Economics Department at Texas A&M University, leaving the University of Texas at Dallas. She will serve as a chaired professor in the department and also run the newly created interdisciplinary center on behavioral economics and public policy. A world renowned scholar in the field of experimental economics for thirty years, she has published over 70 journal articles and been part of numerous grants totaling over 5 million dollars. A current research focus of her research involves the experimental measurement of preferences for economic risk taking, future orientation, cooperation and trust for residents of low-income south Dallas neighborhoods, and the relationship between those preferences and economic behavior.