Agnieszka Tymula, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), The University of Sydney
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). Agnieszkaâ€™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..