Richard Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests include behavioral economics, finance, and the psychology of decisionmaking. He is well known for co-authoring, with Cass Sunstein, the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, as well as his highly influential article with Shlomo Benartzi, “Save More Tomorrow: Using Behavioral Economics to Increase Employee Savings” (Journal of Political Economy, February 2004), which won the 2005 Paul A. Samuelson Award.

Thaler received his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.