OUR TEAM

CRISTINA BICCHIERI, DIRECTOR

The S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Studies and Comparative Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, Cristina Bicchieri she is also director of Penn’s Masters of Behavioral and Decision Sciences; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program and the BeLab. The author of more than 100 articles and 7 books, including Rationality and Coordination, The Logic of Strategy, The Dynamics of Norms, and Knowledge, Belief, and Strategic Interaction, she has been a fellow at Harvard, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, the London School of Economics (Leverhulme Trust), and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Jerusalem.

Her latest books are The Grammar of Society: The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms (2006) and Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure and Change Social Norms (2016). She is a world authority on social norms, and has consulted with the UNICEF Child Protection Section, the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, the Gates Foundation, BBC Media and many other groups on social norms and social change.

Bicchieri has designed, carried out, and published several human-subject experiments and consulted on social norms, trust, fairness and cooperation. She has pioneered techniques for the measurement of social norms, and has shown how the provision of information can change mutual expectations in a manner that induces shifts in social behavior.

Eugen Dimant
Penn SoNG Member
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Sania Ashraf
Penn SoNG Member
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Noah
Penn SoNG Member
Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania

Jinyi Kuang
Penn SoNG Member
Research Assistant
University of Pennsylvania

Alex Shpenev
Penn SoNG Member
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania

Giacomo Sillari
Penn SoNG Member
Senior Lecturer
Luiss Guido Carli

Raj Patel
Penn SoNG Member
Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania

Erik Thulin
Penn SoNG Member
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania

Annalisa Marini
Penn SoNG Member
Econometrician
University of Exeter

Marie Barnett
Penn SoNG Member
Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania

Upasak Das
Penn SoNG Member
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania

Peter McNally
Penn SoNG Member
Gates Project Manager
University of Pennsylvania

Javier Guillot
Penn SoNG Member