Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and a Professor of Economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He writes for the New York Times’ “Economic View” column and is the author of numerous books, including most recently The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good (Princeton, 2011). His work has often addressed the question of status and of the pursuit of positional goods.

Frank holds a B.S. in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as an M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.