Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Princeton University


Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel laureate. He is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. Kahneman’s family escaped from German-occupied France in 1943. His father had previously spent some time in a concentration camp, but was released through some maneuvering by his employers.

With Amos Tversky and others, Kahneman established a cognitive basis for common human errors using heuristics and biases, and developed prospect theory. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work in prospect theory.

Currently, he is professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. Kahneman is a founding partner of The Greatest Good, a business and philanthropy consulting company.
Kahneman is the author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, published in 2011.


Daniel Kahneman's Contributions