I am an Assistant Professor in the Social and Decision Sciences department at Carnegie Mellon University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). I study topics at the intersection of economics and psychology, and my research has explored attribution bias in consumer choice and education, the role of defaults in customer tipping behavior, learning by doing by taxi drivers, inaccurate statistical discrimination, racial disparities in voting wait times, and the effects of early-life experiences on voter participation and partisan identity.

Prior to joining the CMU faculty, I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Financial Inclusion Program at Yale University/Innovations for Poverty Action and received my PhD in economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2016.

Beginning in Summer 2021, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Decision Making area of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Office: Porter Hall, 208-H
Email: kareem.haggag@cmu.edu