Dr Agnieszka Tymula

PhD Bocconi
Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

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.

Research interests

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Experimental Economics

Associations

Agnieszka Tymula became a Visiting Affiliated Faculty at the New York University Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making in January 2014.

In the media

To learn about Agnieszka's research in the media, visit her personal webpage:https://sites.google.com/site/agnieszkatymula/home/press

Selected grants

2012

  • AXA Insurance Group Post-doctoral Fellowship; Tymula A.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tymula, A., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Ruderman, L., Glimcher, P., Levy, I. (2013). Like cognitive function, decision making across the life span shows profound age-related changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(42), 17143-17148. [More Information]
  • Tymula, A., Reuben, E., Großer, J. (2013). Political Quid Pro Quo Agreements: An Experimental Study. American Journal of Political Science, 57(3), 582-597. [More Information]
  • Yamada, H., Tymula, A., Louie, K., Glimcher, P. (2013). Thirst-dependent risk preferences in monkeys identify a primitive form of wealth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(39), 15788-15793. [More Information]
  • Tymula, A., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Roy, A., Ruderman, L., Manson, K., Glimcher, P., Levy, I. (2012). Adolescents' Risk-Taking Behavior is Driven by Tolerance to Ambiguity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 109(42), 17135-17140.
  • Kuhnen, C., Tymula, A. (2012). Feedback, Self-Esteem and Performance in Organizations. Management Science, 58(1), 94-113.
  • Levy, I., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Manson, K., Tymula, A., Glimcher, P. (2012). Measuring the Subjective Value of Risky and Ambiguous Options using Experimental Economics and Functional MRI Methods. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (67 (September)). [More Information]

2013

  • Tymula, A., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Ruderman, L., Glimcher, P., Levy, I. (2013). Like cognitive function, decision making across the life span shows profound age-related changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(42), 17143-17148. [More Information]
  • Tymula, A., Reuben, E., Großer, J. (2013). Political Quid Pro Quo Agreements: An Experimental Study. American Journal of Political Science, 57(3), 582-597. [More Information]
  • Yamada, H., Tymula, A., Louie, K., Glimcher, P. (2013). Thirst-dependent risk preferences in monkeys identify a primitive form of wealth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(39), 15788-15793. [More Information]

2012

  • Tymula, A., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Roy, A., Ruderman, L., Manson, K., Glimcher, P., Levy, I. (2012). Adolescents' Risk-Taking Behavior is Driven by Tolerance to Ambiguity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 109(42), 17135-17140.
  • Kuhnen, C., Tymula, A. (2012). Feedback, Self-Esteem and Performance in Organizations. Management Science, 58(1), 94-113.
  • Levy, I., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Manson, K., Tymula, A., Glimcher, P. (2012). Measuring the Subjective Value of Risky and Ambiguous Options using Experimental Economics and Functional MRI Methods. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (67 (September)). [More Information]

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