Joshua Tasoff, Associate Professor

Harper East 204
Department of Economics
160 East Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-8782
Fax: (909) 621-8460


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University of California, Berkeley, PhD in Economics,  2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS in Economics, 2003


I am trained as a behavioral economist.  I have shifted about one third to one half of my research to “vegan economics” because I believe that factory farming might be the one thing that humanity does that causes the most suffering.  The rest of my research is spread over many topics including beliefs-based utility, intrinsic preferences for information, exponential-growth bias, overconfidence, and I even have one paper on microbial trade. I am currently working on projects in vegan economics, the science of entertainment in the context of video games, the economics of thinking, and anticipatory utility.