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Johannes Haushofer is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Founder and Scientific Director of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, a research non-profit in Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests lie at the intersection of psychology, behavioral economics, and development economics. His research asks whether poverty has particular psychological consequences, and whether these consequences, in turn, affect economic behavior. He holds a BA in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy from Oxford, a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard, a PhD in Economics from Zurich, and was most recently a Prize Fellow in Economics at Harvard and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT.

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