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Daniel Houser

Professor, Behavioral Economics for Nonprofits


Dr. Daniel Houser is an economist, leading research scholar and an experienced educator. He teaches Behavioral Economics for Nonprofits for the TFAS Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS). After earning his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and mathematical economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Houser received his Ph.D. in economics (Bayesian Econometrics) from the University of Minnesota.

Houser is a professor and chairman of economics at George Mason University, where he is also director of Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith’s Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES), a research institution focused on advancing the newest frontiers of experimental and behavioral economics. Houser serves or has served on the Board of Directors for the Economic Science Association and the Society for Neuroeconomics. He is co-editor-in-chief (with Bernd Weber) for the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics. Houser also serves on the editorial boards of many other leading academic outlets, including Management Science and Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.