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Prof. Botond Kőszegi, PhD

Cluster position Cluster Faculty

Cluster member since 2023

Main research topics

Theoretical Foundations of Behavioral Economics,self-control problems, consumption and regulation of harmful products, self-image and anticipatory utility, reference-dependent preferences and loss aversion, markets for deceptive products, and misguided learning.


Prior to joining ECONtribute in 2023, Botond Kőszegi joined briq and the University of Bonn in June 2022 as a full-time professor. Before, he was Professor of Economics at Central European University in Budapest, after previous positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Holding a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1996, he received his PhD in economics from MIT in 2000 as one of the first students to write a PhD thesis entirely on behavioral economics.