Richard Zeckhauser
Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

Professor Zeckhauser’s research examines possibilities for democratic, decentralized allocation procedures. He explores ways to promote the health of human beings, to help markets work more effectively, and to foster informed and appropriate choices by individuals and government agencies. He teaches an advanced course in analytic methods and the PhD writing seminar, and chairs the annual executive program on Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance. He was elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Sciences and as a member of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences). He has come in first (Mixed Pairs, 2007), second (Mixed Teams, 2003), and third (Open Pairs, 2004) in national contract bridge championships. He holds an AB, summa cum laude, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. VIEW FULL BIO