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Professor of Business at Psychology at Columbia University.

Elke U. Weber is a Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University where she holds the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professorship in Energy & the Environment. [1] She is Co-Director of Columbia University's Earth Institute's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions [2] and the Center for Decision Sciences. [3]


Weber received a B.A. in Psychology from York University in 1980 and a PhD. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1984. She began her professional career at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. From 1988 to 1995 she was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. In 1995 she joined Ohio State University as Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Management and Human Resources. In 1999 Weber joined Columbia University as Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology, where she was a Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business until 2016. [4] In 2016, she joined the faculty at Princeton as a Professor of Psychology and Public Policy. [5]

Weber's specialty is judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty.[6] Her research has investigated psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual and cultural differences in risk taking, specifically in risky financial situations and environmental decision making and policy. She also does research related to Query Theory and the role that memory processes play in preference construction More recently, she is known for her contributions to research on choice architecture and how to apply decision research to public policy

Weber has served as President of the Society for Neuroeconomics, the Society for Mathematical Psychology, and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making.


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  4. ^ "Columbia Business School Directory : Detail : Elke+Weber". Retrieved 2014-02-10.
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  6. ^ "What Makes a Risk-Taker -". Retrieved 2014-02-10.