Luis Santos-Pinto

Professor of Economics at HEC Lausanne

Luis Santos-Pinto is a Professor of Economics at HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the University of Lausanne in 2008, he worked at Nova School of Business & Economics from 2004 to 2008. His main area of research is applied microeconomic theory. He investigates the links between information, cognition, judgment, and economic behavior. He studies the implications of behavioral biases such as overconfidence and optimism in terms of individual decision making, contract design, market outcomes, and welfare. His research, spanning over the areas of behavioral, experimental, and labor economics, has been published ininternational journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, The Economic Journal, International Economic Review, and European Economic Review.