RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Behavioral Economics, Judgment and Decision-Making, Inequality and Policy, and Experimental Methodology
Julian C. Jamison is a behavioral economist whose research uses theoretical modeling, laboratory experiments, and field experiments to explore individual preferences and information, as well as how those attributes influence behaviors, outcomes, and well-being. For instance, he has analyzed how risk tolerance and patience affect disparate constructs such as sexual behavior and entrepreneurial success. Julian is currently (as of 2016) a Senior Economist at the Global INsights Initiative (GINI) of the World Bank, as well as a Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action. His research has appeared in academic journals ranging across disciplines from economics to information technology to linguistics to medicine to mathematics to philosophy, as well as online at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Forbes, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. Previous professional affiliations include Northwestern Kellogg and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in addition to teaching at Yale and Harvard. Julian holds BS and MS degrees in mathematics from Caltech and a PhD in economics from MIT. Travel for work and leisure has taken him to over 70 countries worldwide.