Anat Bracha is a senior economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In her research she incorporates psychological motives into standard economic models of decisionmaking under risk, and examines motives such as image motivation and status in prosocial behavior. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, and Games and Economic Behavior. Bracha received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale, and prior to joining the Fed in 2009 she was an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University and a post-doc associate at MIT.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Senior Economist, 2014–
Tel Aviv University
Assistant Professor, 2006–2009
MIT, The Media Laboratory
Post-Doc Associate, 2005–2006
Ph.D. (Economics), Yale University, 2005
M. Phil. (Economics), Yale University, 2002
M.A. (Economics), Yale University, 2001
B.A. (Economics, summa cum laude), Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1997
Individual Decision-Making: A Behavioral Approach, Tel Aviv University, June 2009;
The Meaning and Value of Labor, MIT, January 2005;
Whitebox Advisors Graduate Students Conference in Behavioral Science, Yale University, May 2005.
Behavioral/Experimental Economics Workshop, Tel Aviv University, 2008;
Theory Workshop, Tel Aviv University, 2006–2008.
Director of Graduate Studies: Tel Aviv University, 2007.
Reviewer: American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, National Science Foundation, Marketing Science, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.