University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Arts
Cristina Bicchieri is S.J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics; Professor of Philosophy and Psychology; Professor of Legal Studies, Wharton School; and Director of MBDS (Master in Behavioral Decision Science) at the University of Pennsylvania. She also founded and direct the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics (CSNBD). Cristina Bicchieri is a leader in the uses and development of game theoretic tools to study the evolution and emergence of social norms. She has integrated research in psychology, philosophy, and behavioral decision theory to understand how social expectations affect behavior. Her work is both theoretical and applied, including studies of the epistemic foundations of game theory and the role of information in altering rational choices as well as experimental research testing hypotheses about the role of norms in actual decision making and applied research studying the effectiveness of, among others, sanitation policies and anti-corruption policies.