huji Department of Agricultural Economics and Management

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

eyal ert

Ert Eyal


Department of Agricultural Economics and Management,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
P.O.Box 12, Rehovot, 76100, Israel

Tel: +972-(0)8-9489375(office)

Email: Eyal.Ert@mail.huji.ac.il

Brief Research Overview:

My research evaluates the robustness of cognitive constructs of risk taking, and the way they interact with contextual factors (e.g., payoff valence, ways of acquiring information, social exposure) to affect decisions. The evaluation includes testing the predictive value of quantitative behavioral models that aim to capture these interactions.

Current Research Topics:

  • Adaptive decision-making and decisions from experience

  • Constructs of risk-taking and risk perception

  • Loss aversion as a context effect

  • Social influences and impacts of others' behavior

  • Choice prediction competitions

Recent papers:

  • Ert, E., Yechiam, E., & Arshavsky, O. (2013). Smokers decision making. More than mere risk taking. PLoS One. 8: e68064

  • Ert, E., & Erev, I. (2013). On the descriptive value of loss aversion in decisions under risk: Six clarifications. Judgment and Decision Making. 8: 214-235.

    And see our last "choice prediction competition" (with Ido Erev and Al Roth) on social preferences in extensive form games .

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