Jeffrey Naecker BITSS CatalystEconomics
Professor Naecker’s research is primarily in the fields of behavioral and experimental economics. He studies the motivations behind prosocial behavior, the usefulness of hypothetical and subjective data in predicting incentivized choice, and how machine learning can add new insights to behavioral models of preferences.
A native of California, Professor Naecker earned his undergraduate degree in physics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with highest honors. He obtained his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2015, where he won the Centennial Award for his work as a teaching assistant in graduate game theory. His teaching at Wesleyan includes a core course in microeconomics and field courses in behavioral and experimental economics.