Thomas Graeber

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics at Harvard University

Thomas Graeber is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economics at Harvard University and will join Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor in July 2020. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn in 2018 and his undergraduate degree from University of Cambridge. His primary research interests are behavioural and experimental economics. Thomas Graeber's research focuses on the determinants and economic implications of bounded rationality and non-standard preferences as sources of deviations from canonical economic models. His empirical work studies how complexity affects belief formation and choice given constrained cognitive resources, such as limited attention. In another line of work, Graeber studies non-standard preferences, in particular, the drivers and malleability of prosocial behaviour.