Members

Robert  John (Yisrael) Aumann

Robert John (Yisrael) Aumann

ישראל (רוברט ג'ון) אומן
Mathematics
raumann@math.huji.ac.il

 

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Research Interests:

Game theory, mathematical economics, behavioral economics, consciousness.

Published in:  

  • Annals of Mathematics

  • Econometrica

  • International Journal of Game Theory

  • Games and Economic Behavior

  • American Economic Review

Prizes and Awards

  • Harvey Prize in Science and Technology (1983)

  • Israel Prize (1994)

  • EMET Prize (2002)

  • von Neumann Prize in Operations Research Theory (2005)

  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2005)

 

 

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Judith Avrahami

Judith Avrahami

יהודית אברהמי
Education
judith.avrahami@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests

The psychology of interactive decision making, Perception of Regularities. 

Courses Taught: 

 The psychology of decision making; Introduction to cognitive psychology; Introduction to computers in eduction

Grants:

ISF 382/20 – the dynamics of self-sorting; BSF 2015206 – the sustainability game: inducing and fostering environmentally responsible behavior; ISF 996/15 – be the tail of the lions or the head of the foxes?; ISF 121/11 – short-term regret and its effect on repeated decisions; GIF 2008/120 – the monitoring of changing environment

Published in: 

CognitionPsychological ScienceCognitive Science; Journal of Experimental Psychology: GeneralTheory & Decision

 

 

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Netta Barak-Corren

Netta Barak-Corren

נטע ברק-קורן
Law
barakcorren@huji.ac.il
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Research Interests

Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Law and Social Norms, Empirical Legal Studies, Behavioral Economics, Moral Psychology, Conflict Resolution.

Courses Taught:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Law, Behavioral Economics and Public Policy
  • Law and Religion
  • Law and Society

Awards:

  • Gorni Prize for an Outstanding Junior Scholar in Public Law
  • Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum
  • Birk Prize for Excellence in Legal Research
  • Lord Wolf Award for Leadership and Social Contribution
  • Albert Einstein Award
  • Heshin Award for Academic Excellence in Law by a Young Scholar

Grants:

  • Israeli Science Foundation Research Grant

  • Cornell University Center for Social Sciences Grant Competition Award

  • Next Generation Grant, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School

Published in:

  • Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
  • Journal of Legal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Regulation & Governance
  • The Atlantic
  • Harvard Business Review

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Michael Ben-Or

Michael Ben-Or

מיכאל בן-אור
Computer Science
benor@cs.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests

Theoretical Computer Science; Fault-Tolerant and Distributed Computation

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Elchanan Ben-Porath

Elchanan Ben-Porath

אלחנן בן-פורת
Economics
benporat@math.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

Game Theory

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Guy Bloch

Guy Bloch

גיא בלוך
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
guy.bloch@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

The main research interests of our group are the evolution and mechanisms underlying sociality and social behavior, we study bees as a model. To study these fascinating and intricate phenomena we integrate analyses at different levels, from molecular to social.  In recent years, one of our main research focuses has been the interplay between circadian rhythms and social behavior ("sociochronobiology") but we also study additional important sociobiological processes such as size-related division of labor in bumblebees, the social evolution of juvenile hormone signaling, the interplay between sleep and social behavior, and the involvement of non-coding RNA and RNA editing in behavioral plasticity.

Courses Taught:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Sociobiology
  • Biological clocks

Prizes and Awards:

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Award (1997)
  • Nominated as a Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences (2004)
  • Prof. Hannah Farkas-Himsley and Alexander Himsley Prize for Excellence in in Life Sciences (2005)
  • Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professorship in Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis (2015)
  • The Hebrew University Rector List of excellent teachers (2018)

Grants:

  • Clock organization and socially mediated behavioral plasticity in honey bees. German – Israeli Foundation (G.I.F.), 2006-2008, (€180,000)
  • CINCHRON - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (European Commission; grant number 765937), 6/2018 – 5/2022 (Euro 260,300/3,809,005)
  • ICOB: miRNAs and the social regulation of behavioral plasticity. BSF-NSF; Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Special Program, 2013-2016 (US$ 670,000)
  • Collective behavior of oscillators: From cells to societies. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), 2015-2017 (US$100,000)
  • Toward an integrative science of collective behavior: A cross-species model for the interplay between individual variation and behavioral plasticity and its influence on group performance. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), 2015-2017 (US$100,000)
  • Uncoupling internal clocks as a mechanism for plasticity in circadian rhythms. ISF 2015-2020 (INS 2,450,000 total)

Representative Publications

  • Bloch G, Robinson GE (2001) Reversal of honeybee behavioural rhythms. Nature 410: 1048.
  • The Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium (authors from my group: Rubin, E., Shemesh Y, Cohen M, Bloch G) (2006). Insights into social insects from the genome of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Nature 443: 931-949.
  • Bloch G, et al. (2010) Industrial apiculture in the Jordan valley during Biblical times with Anatolian honey bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107: 11240-11244
  • Fuchikawa T, Eban-Rothschild A, Nagari M, Shemesh Y, Bloch G  (2016) Potent social synchronization can override photic entrainment of circadian rhythms. Nature Communications 7: 11662; DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11662
  • Porath HT, et al…, Bloch G (2019) RNA editing is abundant and correlates with task performance in a social bumblebee. Nature Communications 10: 1605
  • Nagari M, Gera A, Jonsson S, Bloch G (2019) Bumble bee workers give up sleep to care for offspring that are not their own. Current Biology 29 (20), 3488-3493

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Liad Blumrosen

Liad Blumrosen

ליעד בלומרוזן
Business
blumrosen@huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

 Algorithmic Game Theory, Auction and Market Design, Pricing, Competition and Market Structure, Internet and Electronic Commerce.

Courses Taught:

  • Electronic Commerce and Advertising
  • Competition and Market Structure
  • Business Data and Technology
  • Auctions: Theory and Practice

 

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Shoham Choshen-Hillel

Shoham Choshen-Hillel

שהם חשן-הלל
Business
shoham.ch@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:
decision making, social psychology, organizational behavior.

Courses Taught:

  • The art and science of negotiation
  • From intuition to strategy: introduction to decision making
  • Social decision making: Fairness, prosocial behavior and ethics

Prizes and Awards:

  • Abe Gray Prize, The President’s award for Excellence in Research, awarded by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Rothschild Fellowship for postdoctoral studies. Awarded by Yad HaNadiv.
  • The De Finetti Prize” for the best PhD paper in the field of judgment and decision making, awarded by the European Association for Decision Making

Grants:

  • Israeli Science Foundation (ISF)
  • Joy Ventures Academic Grant
  • German-Israeli Foundation (GIF)

Published in:

  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • Management Science
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

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Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

דן כהן
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
dancohen@vms.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:
Theoretical modeling of a wide range of biological Patterns and processes: Evolution, Ecology, Development, Regulation and Control, Behaviour, Population Interactions, Learning.
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Yaniv Dover

Yaniv Dover

יניב דובר
Business
yaniv.dover@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

 social networks, social dynamics, online communities, digital marketing, online reviews, online platforms, diffusion of innovation.

Courses Taught:

  • Marketing Research Methods
  • Digital Social Networks

Grants

  • ISF personal grant
  • Yale Whitebox grant

Published in: 

  • American Economic Review
  • Marketing Science
  • Physical Review B
  • Journal of Consumer Research 

Awards

  • Abe Gray Research Excellence
  • Wharton CAI fellowship
  • Center for Complexity Science Scholarship
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Golda Meir fellow
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Alex Gershkov

Alex Gershkov

אלכס הרשקוב
Economics
alex.gershkov@mail.huji.ac.il
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Research Interests:

Mechanism design, information economics, game theory.

Courses Taught:

  • Topics in Mechanism Design
  • Information economics

Grants:

  • Israel Science Foundation
  •  German-Israel Foundation

Published in:

  • American Economic Review
  • Econometrica
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Review of Economic Studies

 

 

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Ein-Ya Gura

Ein-Ya Gura

עין-יה גורה
Mathematics
Rothberg International School
einya.gura@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

Teaching game theory for students who are not majoring mathematics, and for high school students.

Courses Taught:

Window into game theory
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Ehud Guttel

Ehud Guttel

אהוד גוטל
Law
ehud.guttel@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

Torts, Criminal Law, Law and Economics

Courses Taught:

  • Torts
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Liability and Remedies

Prizes and Awards:

  • Cheshin Award
  • Patal Prize

Published in:

  • University of Chicago Law Review
  • Georgetown Law Journal
  • Journal of Law
  • Economics & Organization
  • Journal of Legal Studies
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Michigan Law Review
  • University of Southern California Law Review
  • Virginia Law Review
  • Stanford Law Review

 

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Yoram  Halevy

Yoram Halevy

יורם הלוי
Economics
yoram.halevy@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests

My research interests are individual and strategic decision making, which I study using theoretical and experimental tools.

Courses Taught

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory

Prizes and Awards

Grants

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada (continuously since 2003)

Published in

  • Econometrica

  • Review of Economic Studies

  • Journal of Political Economy
  • American Economic Review
  • American Economic Review-Insights

 

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Alon Harel

Alon Harel

אלון הראל
Law
alon.harel@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests
Law and philosophy, political theory, law and economics, behavioral law and economics, constitutional theory

Courses Taught: 

Jurisprudence

Prizes and Awards

Justice Cheshin Prize 

Books:

Why Law Matters (Oxford University Press, 2014)
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Yuval Hart

Yuval Hart

יובל הרט
Psychology
yuval.hart@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:
I am driven by two great passions – the aesthetics of parsimonious models, and a strong desire to understand the different ways by which we perceive, reason, interact, and create.

In our work, we employ a range of tools from statistical physics, dynamical systems, functional data analysis, and "big-data" analysis on high-resolution measurements to reveal basic principles of complex cognitive phenomena.

I'm also highly passionate about education, and I hope to contribute to improving the impact of classroom and online courses on students.

 
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Ran Hassin

Ran Hassin

רן חסין
Psychology
ran.hassin@mail.huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding the capabilities of unconscious processes, and in using this knowledge to gain insights into the functions of consciousness. Relatively longstanding projects in the lab include the investigation of (non-conscious) working memory and executive functions, (non-conscious) goal pursuit and motivation, (non-conscious) goal conflict and self control, and (non-conscious) nationalism. Newer projects include (non-conscious) arithmetic and reading, the study of emotional and motivational factors that determine when things pop into consciousness, and application of various of the above-mentioned projects to the area of judgment and decision making. In recent years I have also examined various aspects of emotional processes, ranging from emotion perception, to emotion regulation and phenomenology. The lab mainly uses behavioral measures, but from time to time we resort to physiological data, patient data, and even colorful (and less colorful) pictures of the brain. In one fMRI study, run by a former graduate student in the lab, we even found significant activations outside the skull.

 

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