Dr Agnieszka Tymula
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
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Agnieszka Tymula is a decision-scientist who uses experimental and traditional theoretical economic tools in her research. While studying behavioural/experimental economics and choice theory as a graduate student at Bocconi University and a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, Agnieszka became convinced that understanding the biological constraints of human decision-making will be an effective way to constrain economic theory and experiments. In order to further explore this, Agnieszka joined the Society for Neuroeconomics and became a post-doctoral researcher in Prof Paul Glimcher’s lab at the Center for Neuroeconomics at New York University. She joined the University of Sydney in July 2013.
Agnieszka’s work has focused on identifying variables that explain systematic heterogeneity in motivation and decision-making under risk both between individuals (e.g. age, gender and socio-economic variables) and within individuals (e.g. thirst, context and feedback). Agnieszka’s work has been published in respected international journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Management Science and American Journal of Political Science. Her research has also been featured in popular international media such as Time magazine, CNN, NBC News and BBC News radio.
Agnieszka’s ultimate goal is to relate insights from her research to applied work, especially in the area of optimal organizational and incentives design, policy interventions, finance, political economics, and marketing.
- Behavioural Economics
- Experimental Economics
Agnieszka Tymula became a Visiting Affiliated Faculty at the New York University Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making in January 2014.
Awards and honours
2014 Science of Philanthropy Initiative Partnership Award to Dr Tymula, Prof Slonim and the Sydney Opera House (from the University of Chicago and Templeton Foundation)
2015 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council (ARC) "Economic Analysis of Peer Effects in Adolescence and Adulthood", $378,000.
2016 Linkage Project, Round 1, Australian Research Council (ARC) "The Altruism of the Arts Customer: Evidence from the Sydney Opera House", $293,000.
In the media
To learn about Agnieszka's research in the media, visit her personal webpage: http://www.tymula.com/agnieszka/
- The Altruism of the Arts Customer: Evidence from the Sydney Opera House; Slonim R, Tymula A, Schnepel K, Lee A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
- Economic analysis of peer effects in adolescence and adulthood; Tymula A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
- AXA Insurance Group Post-doctoral Fellowship; Tymula A.