Douglas Bernheim

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B. Douglas Bernheim
Nationality American
Institution Stanford University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Field Economics
Alma mater Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Franklin M. Fisher [1]
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

B. Douglas Bernheim is an American professor of Economics, currently the Edward Ames Edmunds Professor of Economics at Stanford University; his previous academic appointments have included an endowed chair in Economics and Business Policy at Princeton University and an endowed chair in Insurance and Risk Management at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Department of Finance. [2] He has published many articles in academic journals, and has received a number of awards recognizing his contributions to the field of economics. He is a partner with Bates White, LLC an economic consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and San Diego, California.


Life and work

Douglas Bernheim studied from 1975 to 1979 at Harvard University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts (AB), summa cum laude. In 1982, he received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [3] Subsequently, he was an assistant professor (1982–1987) and associate professor (1987–1988) at Stanford University. Bernheim moved to Northwestern University to serve as the Harold J. Hines Jr. Distinguished Professor of Risk Management (1988–1990) and later moved to Princeton University (1990–1994) to serve as the John L. Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy. Since 1994 he has worked again at Stanford University: From 1994 to 2005 as the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor and since 2005 as the Edward Ames Edmonds Professor of Economics. Since 1986, he has also conducted research for the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Bernheim works in the fields of finance, industrial organization, political economy, behavioral economics, and microeconomics. [4] [5] His sister is Robin Bernheim, the noted writer/producer of many TV shows, including Remington Steele , Quantum Leap , Star Trek: Voyager , and When Calls the Heart .

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  2. Bernheim, Doug. "B. Douglas Bernheim at IDEAS" . Retrieved 23 July 2013.
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  4. "B. Douglas Bernheim CV" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  5. Google Scholar report for Douglas Bernheim