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Anna Dreber Almenberg elected as Member of the Academy

Good news from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien): Anna Dreber Almenberg has been elected as a Member of the Academy’s class for social sciences. Anna is a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Anna Dreber Almenberg is 39 years old and, earned her PhD in 2009 and became a professor at SSE in 2016. Her research is mainly in behavioral economics, often in collaboration with researchers in other disciplines to for example understand variation within and between individuals in economic preferences. Anna now joins six other SSE researchers in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

- I'm super happy and very honored - this is a fantastic recognition of the research my many collaborators and I are doing, says Anna.

In recent years, Anna’s research has in several projects focused on the reproducibility of scientific results, where she together with co-authors (especially SSE professor Magnus Johannesson) study the reliability and predictability of results in mainly psychology and economics. These projects have led to publications in top general science journals like Nature, Science, PNAS and Nature Human Behavior. Anna has also studied whether there are gender differences in competitiveness, the evolution of cooperation, and the effects of hormonal contraceptives on women's risk-taking.

SSE Dept. of Economics

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