Anat Bracha is a senior economist in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department. In her research, she incorporates psychological motives into standard economic models of decision-making under risk, and she examines the role of image- and status-related motives in prosocial behavior.
Bracha earned her PhD in economics from Yale University. Prior to joining the Boston Fed in 2009, she was an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University and a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Senior Economist, 2014–
Tel Aviv University
Assistant Professor, 2006–2009
MIT, The Media Laboratory
Post-Doc Associate, 2005–2006
PhD, Economics, Yale University, 2005
Mphil, Economics, Yale University, 2002
MA, Economics, Yale University, 2001
BA, 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.