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UC Santa Barbara Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

by Anne Ellis | Sep 08, 2017

Erik and Ignacio

The UCSB Economics Department is very happy to be joined by two new faculty in the coming year:  Ignacio Esponda and Erik Eyster.  Both scholars are experts in integrating insights from psychology into formal economic theory and will bolster UCSB's already strong reputation as a center for research and teaching in behavioral and experimental economics.
 
Ignacio Esponda joins us from Washington University, St. Louis as an Associate Professor and the Walter J. Mead Chair of Economics.  Professor Esponda is an economic theorist who specializes in studying learning by people with possibly misspecified models of the world and in integrating theoretical and experimental economics.  His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review and the RAND Journal of Economics.
 
Erik Eyster will join us in 2018 from the London School of Economics as a Full Professor and the Alec P. Alexander Chair of Economics.   Professor Eyster is an economic theorist who specializes in studying how possibly incorrect beliefs shape strategic interaction in a wide variety of arenas.  His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies.