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I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Strategy at HEC Paris. During the spring of 2016 I have also been a visiting assistant in research at the Yale School of Management. I will be joining the department of Management and Technology of Bocconi University as an Assistant Professor in September 2017.
My research interests are situated at the intersection of behavioral decision making, entrepreneurship and strategy. My dissertation work explores the behavioral foundations of entry into entrepreneurship and incentives. In particular, I examine how behavioral mechanisms (e.g. ambiguity aversion, perception of time) and cognitive biases (e.g. overconfidence) influence entrepreneurs and managers’ willingness to take risk.
The fact that many people choose to become entrepreneurs when most are economically worse off than being employed is still a puzzle in the entrepreneurship literature. My first research stream seeks to provide insight into this phenomenon by investigating the role of overconfidence and time preferences on the decision to start a new venture. My second research stream links behavioral mechanisms and cognitive biases to organizational design choices.
To investigate these phenomena, I use methodologies and models from experimental economics and decision sciences.